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Hawkgirl is indeed one of the three mystery superheroes appearing in the forthcoming CW series that spins out of [The Flash](series:1068303) and Arrow.

Ciara Renée, who made her televised debut last year on an episode of Law & Order: SVU, has landed the role of Kendra Saunders, which is being reported as a lead role.

She actually looks the part. I genuinely like the idea of casting newcomers in big roles. It gives them a chance in the limelight. Hawkgirl has appeared in animation and even in live-action during Smallville. A rumor only states that there would be three never-before-seen-in-live-action heroes.

The cast so far includes Brandon Routh as The Atom, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein and Caity Lotz in an as-yet-undisclosed role expected to be Sara Lance, her character from Arrow who died at the start of this season.

The remaining lead is a snarky, powerful African-American character who got his powers in an accident [Unquestionably Static Shock]. The series is expected to shoot for a midseason debut next year, with Arrow producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim will helm the project.

The role goes of the mysterious time-traveler that everyone pondered to be Booster Gold goes to Arthur Darvill, best known for his portrayal of Rory Williams on [Doctor Who](series:200668). The CW's Rip Hunter is "a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit."

The role that was previously believed to be Booster Gold is actually the son of the Justice League member. Rip Hunter is generally credited with the invention of all technologically-powered time travel in the DC Universe. Hunter's motives are often questioned even by Booster, who doesn't know that he's Hunter's father. Believe-It-Or-Not, He's that secretive. The fact that Hunter is going to be a lead on the untitled team-up show definitely indicates that the Booster Gold pilot planned by Syfy 2 years ago is inevitably and unequivocally dead.

The show will debut Midseason next year.


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