Arrow Casts Grown-Up Talia al Ghul for Season 5

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 2:30PM
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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 2:30PM
Arrow Casts Grown-Up Talia al Ghul for Season 5
Arrow has done a pretty good job getting back to its "gritty superhero show" roots this season, as well as doubling down on DC lore. Now, The CW has announced that they've cast a classic Batman character as a recurring character for season five: none other than Talia al Ghul.

The al Ghuls have been a significant part of Arrow for years, as R'as and his other daughter, Nyssa, have played large roles. And Talia has already technically been introduced in the Flarrowverse, as Legends of Tomorrow debuted the young version of character, played by Milli Wilkinson, while Sara and the gang were jumping through time. Now, we're about to see the adult version of the character, played by Continuum's Lexa Doig.

According to CBR, Doig will make her debut in the tenth episode, "Who Are You?" and will recur for the rest of the season. The CW described the character as "an elite warrior who doesn't pick sides but rather creates her own." That sounds fairly true to the comics, and we're looking forward to seeing another iconic Batman character in the mix.

Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8pm on The CW.
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