'Supernatural' demon Katie Cassidy scores Black Canary role in Green Arrow pilot

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The CW is staying in the Katie Cassidy business. After significant roles on "Supernatural," "Melrose Place," and "Gossip Girl," Cassidy has now been cast in a lead role in "Arrow," the network's Green Arrow pilot.Cassidy (daughter of David Cassidy) plays Dinah Laurel Lance, a lawyer working with the very unglamorous City Necessary Resources Initiative. She's got a romantic history with Oliver Queen, Green Arrow's rich playboy alter ego played by Stephen Amell of "The Vampire Diaries" and "Hung" fame. In fact, according to the pilot, it was Laurel -- not the trappings of wealth and luxury -- that Queen missed most while he was lampooned on an island. Of course, fans of DC Comics know that Laurel has an intriguing superhero bloodline. According to the lore, Laurel is the daughter of Dinah Drake, the original Black Canary, and is next in line to become the Black Canary herself. The pilot was written by Greg Berlanti,...


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