According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Doctor Who veteran and fan-favorite Alex Kingston, best-known for her role as the tempestuous River Song, has been cast by the CW to play Dinah Lance in their hit show ARROW.
The character is the mother of series regular Laurel Lance, and long-time comic fans will recognize the name as that of the original Black Canary.
This isn’t the first time that Arrow has reached into the Doctor Who universe for some geek cred. Torchwood star John Barrowman has guest-starred a number of times on the show, and plays a significant role in Ollie’s development (No Spoilers Here!!!). Fans of that series should be excited to see the two reunited, even if the setting is a bit less fantastic.
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