With Arrow coming to an end next year, The CW President Mark Pedowitz has started looking for another DC property to adapt to the small screen. Luckily, Katie Cassidy Rodgers has already made a pitch to the network for a spinoff based DC's popular all-female superhero team, the Birds of Prey.
In an interview with Newsarama, Cassidy Rodgers, who plays both the deceased Laurel Lance and her fan-favorite Earth-2 counterpart in the Arrowverse, talked about her prior interest in the group after being asked about it.
"I've pitched it," she explained. "I think they should. It's time for women. Come on, we've got this."
Cassidy Rodgers also discussed sitting in the director's chair, as she will be helming the third episode of Arrow's final season.
"I’ll be directing 803, which I’ve wanted to do for a very long time," she stated. "I'm really excited about that. I actually went through the WB program over hiatus, director program, and it’s a two-month program and I’ve learned so much. I was always really intimidated about directing, but one of the incredible things about Arrow is that they made it so accessible to the actors, that’s such a rare thing. At first, I was like 'No, never. I don’t want to run this ship. It’s way too big.' But then when I’m seeing my friends doing it - thriving and learning. Now it is something I’m considering. But I also write and that’s something I really want to pursue."
Arrow has featured several Birds of Prey-esque collaborations throughout its run with Cassidy Rodgers in the mix, but never the official team. In addition to the proposed spinoff, the team was loosely adapted for a short-lived 2003 series on The WB and will soon receive their own movie next year, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
Returning Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Katie Cassidy Rodgers as Black Siren, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke and Ben Lewis as William Clayton-Queen.