Don't expect to see less of Katie Cassidy's Black Siren when Arrow Season 6 premieres this fall. The supervillain has been a recurring character in the CW's #DC world since her debut in The Flash's sophomore season, where she fought against Team #Flash alongside the speedster Zoom. She then aligned herself with Prometheus to take down Team Arrow in Arrow's fifth season. Although she was also on the island when it exploded in the Season 5 finale, we know that she'll be alive and well when Season 6 begins, as she appeared in the most recent trailer from SDCC.
Speaking to Comicbook.com about whether or not we'll find out more about her character now that she has become a series regular on #Arrow, Katie Cassidy said:
“Yes, I think the more we learn about her backstory and what her relationship was like with Oliver, absolutely. I think it will make sense in the end and not necessarily make her as bad of a person. You might be like “Oh, okay that makes sense.” Yes, I do think we’ll know more.”
So, what does this mean for the supervillain? And what can we expect from the Black Siren in the upcoming season of Arrow?
We'll Find Out More Of Black Siren's History
Since the TV series has promised to centralize its flashbacks on characters rather than events this season, a Black Siren episode is something fans are eagerly anticipating. For those of you who may have missed Black Canary's appearance in The Flash, you may not know that the Earth-2 version of Laurel Lance started out very much like our own.
She was a loving daughter and girlfriend to billionaire Oliver Queen, but that all changed when Oliver died on The Queen's Gambit (a Flashpoint arc in the comics about Bruce and Thomas Wayne) instead of his father like on Earth-1, and Laurel made the mistake of moving to Central City for a fresh start. After that, it was — as Laurel said on Arrow — "one bad choice after another."
One of the most exciting events to see play out this season would be seeing Robert Queen suit up as the Green Arrow. In The Flash Season 2 episode "Welcome to Earth-2" we were shown a footage of a news channel breaking news that the identity of The Hood was, in fact, Robert Queen. We all know that "The Hood" is the moniker Oliver adopted on Arrow before he finally started using "Green Arrow," and it appears that Oliver's father on Earth-2 must have done the same.
It's hard to imagine that after Robert survives the incident on The Queen's Gambit he doesn't meet Laurel. Moreover, it's even harder to think that he doesn't try to confront her as The Hood. This means that we very well could be seeing a new #GreenArrow in Laurel's flashback episode. Many fans were disappointed when The Flash failed to show the Emerald Archer of Earth-2, and this may be our shot at seeing Jamey Sheridan's Robert Queen alive and kicking ass for the first time.
We'll Explore How The Siren Got Her Call
Like the new Earth-1 Black Canary, Laurel got her metahuman powers through the particle accelerator explosion. Since the most engaging scenes in The Flash (and Arrow in the new Black Canary's case) are the ones in which we get to see the metahuman transformation, we can assume that the flashback episode will probably deal with the night the particle accelerator exploded, as it explores Laurel's descent into darkness.
Although she has primarily been a force for evil in the #Arrowverse, we know for a fact that there's good in Laurel Lance. Given that Black Siren isn't a character found in the source comic books, Arrow has free reign in where to take her character. Since she's a series regular for Arrow Season 6 we can presume that we'll eventually see a redemption arc, but for right now (as the Season 6 trailer suggests) she'll certainly be facing off against Team Arrow in Starling City. It's going to be interesting to see how her character evolves from the duplicitous villain that she is shown to be so far.
Additionally, her return to Starling City poses a few dilemmas of its own: How is she supposed to live in a city that has declared her (or someone identical to her) dead? Will she have to live her life in the shadows? How will her relationship be with Quentin or Oliver? If she does join the #superheroes, what will that dynamic look like, especially with the new Black Canary?
There are a great many things to look forward to when Arrow returns this October, and Black Siren's story (possibly involving Robert Queen) is certainly on the top of the list.
What the verdict, folks? Are you interested in learning more about Black Siren? Will we get to see Robert Queen suit up when Arrow returns this fall? Sound off below!