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'Arrow' casts Katie Cassidy as female lead

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Katie Cassidy has been cast as the female lead in The CW's Arrow pilot.

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The Supernatural and Gossip Girl actress will star as clinic attorney Laurel in the modern day retelling of DC Comics character Green Arrow.

Cassidy will be the main romantic interest to the vigilante hero Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), reports TV Line.

In the original comics, Dinah 'Laurel' Lance also had a secret superhero identity, known as Black Canary.

Susannah Thompson has previously been announced to star as Queen's mother Moira.

Katie Cassidy recently signed up for a guest role in Fox's New Girl.

> Arrow: CW pilot will be 'sophisticated, edgy' says network exec

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