In “Arrow” season 4, Damien Darhk killed Laurel Lance and fans were forced to say goodbye to the Black Canary. Before she passed Laurel made Oliver promise that he would recruit a new Black Canary, and that’s exactly what he did.
In season 5 Oliver recruited Dinah Drake and in the season 5 finale Quentin Lance gave her his blessing to take on the Black Canary mantle. It’s already been confirmed that Dinah survived the explosion on Lian Yu, and it’s also been confirmed that she’ll be getting an official Black Canary suit in the new season.
It sounds like we’re going to be seeing a bit of a different Dinah Drake this time around, as executive producer Wendy Mericle recently told TV Line that Dinah will be much more confident, but she also teased that her confidence could get the team in trouble.
“One of the things that Julianna [Harkavy] has been bringing this season is exactly that,” EP Wendy Mericle told me. “She’s no longer the newbie on the team, she has a definite point of view — and I can tell you that that point of view and her new swagger is going to have some real consequences for the team down the road. Look out for that in the middle of the season.”
We can’t wait to find out what those “real consequences” are.
“Arrow” will return on Thursday, October 12.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.
As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.