The cast of the as-yet untitled in-development spinoff of “The Flash” and “Arrow” has a new DC Comics superhero in the mix, as first reported by Deadline: Hawkgirl, played by relative newcomer Ciara Renee.
The Hawkgirl/Kendra Sunders character is described as, “a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker Hawkgirl.”
When first announced, the “Flash” and “Arrow” spinoff, described as a team-up series, was said to feature three DC characters never before depicted on TV. Deadline’s report states that Hawkgirl is said to be not one of those characters, having appeared on “Smallville” as portrayed by Sahar Biniaz.
Renee’s highest-profile credits thus far are on Broadway, having appeared in “Big Fish” and “Pippin.” Last year, she guest-starred on an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”
The “Flash” and “Arrow” spinoff is set to star Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom on “Arrow”), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on “Flash”), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heat Wave on “Flash”), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/one-half of Firestorm on “Flash”) and Caity Lotz in an as-yet undisclosed role, following the death of her “Arrow” character of Sara Lance at the start of this season. “Flash” and “Arrow” vets Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are set to executive produce.
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