Katherine McNamara to Star in Arrow Spin-Off Focusing on Oliver Queen’s Daughter
As the series comes to a close, The CW has announced it is developing of Arrow that will be set in the far future and focus on Oliver Queen’s daughter Mia Smoak. Katherine McNamara first appeared as the character in a flash-forward sequence in the year 2040, with the series getting a backdoor pilot in the final season of Arrow.
McNamara will star alongside Katie Cassidy Rodgers and Juliana Harkavy, who previously played different versions of the Black Canary, reprising as those heroes. Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz will co-write the episode with Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim and Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama.
This marks the latest entry in the “Arrow-verse” for The CW, which will see its flagship series officially conclude this next year. Other shows set in the series’ continuity include The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and the upcoming Batwoman.
It remains to be seen when this backdoor pilot will air during Arrow‘s final season, or if these characters will somehow be roped into the major crossover event, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” but it certainly seems like a possibility.