There are some exciting new changes coming to Arrow Season 4. Starling City will finally become Star City – which we now know is renamed in honor of Ray Palmer, who is currently presumed dead – Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will return from his vigilante hiatus to fully become the Green Arrow, and the show that was once staunchly grounded firmly in reality is beginning to expand, incorporating more mystical and magical elements.
It’s a time of evolution for the CW’s hit show, and with all of these alterations comes a crop of new faces turning up in present day Star City, as well as Queen’s flashback timeline, taking place in Coast City this year.
One of the most exciting new additions is Rutina Wesley’s (True Blood) law enforcement agent – the aptly named Lady Cop. While we’ve already had a behind the scenes glimpse of what Wesley will look like in character, Arrow director Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone) has just shared a new image (via Twitter) of Lady Cop in full uniform.
Here we can see Lady Cop – otherwise known as Liza Warner – completely decked out in her Star City police garb, and it is much more intense then what we are used to seeing Detective Lance walk around town in. With what looks like a bullet-proof vest, along with arm- and shin-guards, she looks like a formidable member of the anti-vigilante task force.
Warner is a DC character who first appeared in the 1975 edition of 1st Issue Special #4, an officer celebrated for her outstanding police work and possessing a photographic memory. She has also appeared in The All New Atom series, making her an obvious candidate to transition into The Legends of Tomorrow. While we don’t know how many episodes Wesley will appear in, this shot comes from Arrow Season 4, Episode 4, which is titled: “Beyond Redemption”. This season will also feature the new villain Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough).
It seems safe to assume that the hunt for the Green Arrow will surpass any previous attempts to capture the vigilante, as Wesley looks more RoboCop than police agent here. Hopefully she will be more than a one and done character, as the Star City police department has long since needed some new blood. We’ve spent three years watching Lance circle the Arrow, with the two alternating between being allies and enemies. While their dynamic will be drastically this year by Lance’s knowledge of who is under the hood, not to mention the resurrection of his daughter, it makes sense to add new characters to their story.
We’ll have to wait and see how her character is developed alongside all of the other new faces on the show, but I am looking forward to Wesley bringing her own brand of strength and fierceness to the show. Based on her costuming alone, she will be a force to be reckoned with.
Season 2 of The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm/7 central; Season 4 of Arrow debuts Wednesday October 7 at 8pm/7 central; Legends of Tomorrow begins in 2016.
Source: Lexi Alexander