The CW is home to the Arrowverse, a connected universe of DC Comics television shows that includes Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The characters will often crossover and this version of the DC Universe will often introduce their own take on established characters, like Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) and long-time Green Arrow comic-lore love interest, Black Canary.
Arrow has been going through Black Canaries like they’re going out of style. The series is currently suiting-up a new Black Canary, with the mantle being taken up now by police detective Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
The Dinah Drake character has only been featured in four episodes so far, but her role is about to expand as she becomes a larger part of Team Arrow. A series of new images from next week’s episode, ‘The Sin-Eater’, show Dinah finally embracing the Black Canary persona, as the team goes to war against a wicked trio of criminals, including Cupid (Amy Gumenick), China White (Kelly Hu) and disgraced former Star City Police sergeant Liza Warner (Rutina Wesley). Check out the images and a synopsis below:
CHINA WHITE, CUPID AND LIZA WARNER BREAK OUT OF PRISON — China White (guest star Kelly Hu), Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick) and Liza Warner (guest star Rutina Wesley) break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk. Mary Lambert directed the episode written by Barbara Bloom & Jenny Lynn.
Dinah will be the fourth Black Canary and this one will hopefully stay alive for more than one season. The mantle seems to be a bit cursed at this point. The name Dinah Drake may sound familiar to comic book fans, as it was the original name given to the Black Canary character when she debuted in the pages of Flash Comics #86 in 1947. The Black Canary character has also been represented in live-action television in the campy 1979 Legends of the Superheroes special, in 2002 on Birds of Prey and in 2008 on Smallville.
Arrow returns next Wednesday with ‘The Sin-Eater’ @8pm on The CW.