Arrow is undoubtedly one of the strongest superhero debuts on television in years, surprising even jaded old Green Arrow fans like us. Things are about to get even hotter on the show with the addition of the DC Comics character Huntress, played by Australia’s Jessica De Gouw. EW has released a first look at the character who will appear in 28 November episode “Vendetta” for a 2-episode arc.
Speaking with EW, series co-creator/executive producer/writer Andrew Kreisberg spoke a bit about the character:
She is the dark mirror version of Oliver, and it was a nice contrast to him because he’s pretty extreme. He goes a lot further than not only his comic book version but lots of comic book characters — most have a code of draws the line against killing. Our [Oliver] is obviously past that. [So we wondered] what could we do if we brought the Huntress in.
The show has been moving at a measured pace until now, slowly revealing its hand. This is a bolder move, introducing a foil relatively early in the initial 22 episode run. If her appearances prove successful, another character could be added to the long-term roster of this excellent series.
It’s two episodes for now but we definitely hope we see more of her. We certainly set her up as an interesting foil for Oliver and we’re excited to see where else we can take her.