It pays to be killed off in the superhero world. “Arrow” regulars Katie Cassidy, John Barrowman, and “Legends of Tomorrow” actor Wentworth Miller have all penned deals to become series regulars across what has now become known as the Arrow-verse.
This collective universe, which are all executive produced by Greg Berlanti, includes four shows: “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl,” which recently moved from CBS to The CW. Now, the three actors will be able to make guest appearances on all four shows without being tied down to just one.
On season four of “Arrow,” Cassidy’s character, Laurel Lance (aka Black Canary) was killed off during a battle with Damien Dahrk. At the end of season one of “Legends of Tomorrow,” Miller’s Captain Cold was also killed. Barrowman’s Merlyn is still lurking around “Arrow” but his role as a villain has been diminished over the course of last season.
Now, since Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has reset the timeline on “The Flash,” the repercussions will create a ripple through all the Berlanti-verse shows. They’ll probably be affected in minor ways, but even minor changes in time could allow for characters to suddenly come back. Whether Cassidy will be back as Black Canary or her Earth-2 doppelganger, Black Siren, isn’t known, but it’ll be interesting to see what they do with her character. Her first appearance will be in the season premiere of her home show, “Arrow.” Any other story arcs
As for Malcolm Merlyn and Captain Cold, they’ll be scheming along with Matt Letscher’s Reverse-Flash and Neal McDonough’s Damien Dahrk in the newly formed Legion of Doom. This new bad guy alliance will probably be the center of the four-way crossover the producers of all shows have hyped. How this will work logistically is yet to be seen, but with all of this new information, the speculation can begin.
All four CW shows will return this October.