The third season of Arrow pitted the Emerald Archer against Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins. Now, The CW has announced that Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s, will appear on the show in a recurring role with Stargate SG-1 actress Lexa Doig cast in the role.
The CW officially describes the character:
“The daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) and the half-sister of Nyssa (Katrina Law). Worldly and cultured, Talia is an elite warrior who doesn’t pick sides but rather creates her own. She will initially appear in episode 510 and appear in multiple episodes.”
The character, who made an appearance in Legends of Tomorrow as a young child, was last played by Marion Cotillard in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. No word yet on what role this new version of the character will play in the fifth season of Arrow, but considering the history our heroes have with Ra’s and the League of Assassins, it is possible that her goals could be similar to her cinematic counterpart.
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
Arrow airs on Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET on The CW.