Talking to us about her outstanding role in The agent’s gameKatie Cassidy explains why she doesn’t regret The CW’s decision not to go any further Arrow spin off Green Arrow and the Canary Islands. Check it out!
“Green Arrow & The Canaries” was the ninth episode of Arrowthe eighth and final season and brought attention to Oliver Queen’s future daughter, Mia Smoak, in 2040, where she was joined by Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake, Arrowverse’s Black Canaries. The only episode of The CW that does not feature Stephen Queen by Oliver Amell was meant to serve as a pilot in the back for a spin-off series.
Despite high ratings this season and positive reviews, the network finally decided not to continue. Green Arrow and the Canary Islandswhich obviously disappointed a lot Arrow fans.
Since then, those characters have been ruled out, and Katie Cassidy (part of Arrowverse from the beginning) has moved on to play Black Canary. Talking to us about her role in the new thrilling spy thriller, The agent’s gameI asked the actress if she thought The CW had missed a trick, not going any further with what could have been a great female-led superhero TV series.
“[Shakes Head] Not. I say that in the most respectful, kind and realistic way … I even milked that cow. Like, come on. You evolve, you grow, you … I like to learn and I like acting, but I also started acting and I’m back in [them]. I direct this film with Marina Studios, which I also produce, called Daddy issues. I write and touch this creative side of me that I never had time to play. All my life I’ve enjoyed acting, but I want to grow up. “
“It’s not that I didn’t like the show [ahead] because I enjoyed working with everyone, but let’s do something different! Let’s do some shit! [Laughs]. We know about superheroes. I was there. What’s next? There were vampires with the Twilight thing, and superheroes have been cool for a decade and will be cool forever, but let’s go to aliens or, I don’t know, monsters again. Things are evolving and then maybe we’ll go into space with aliens and monsters. “
After devoting almost a decade of her life to Arrowverse in over 150 TV episodes, it’s no surprise that Cassidy is ready to do something different. Her reaction clearly shows that she does not regret that Green Arrow and the Canaries were not taken over in series; after all, that would have taken a few more years of her career playing Black Canary in this DC universe.
As mentioned, Cassidy made her return to the big screen with The agent’s game, a film starring hits such as Mel Gibson, Jason Isaacs and Dermot Mulroney. You can watch the trailer below.
Agent Game arrives in cinemas, digital and on request on April 8, 2022.