'Arrow' Season 8 may be the end of Oliver's story but Katie Cassidy's Black Siren could still have a future in the Arrowverse
Katie Cassidy Rodgers' Laurel Lance/Black Siren is one of the characters fans would love to see more of in the future of the Arrowverse and in August it was reported that the actor had pitched a Birds of Prey show to The CW
When the eighth season of The CW's 'Arrow' series premieres in October, it will likely be the beginning of the end for Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. Though Amell's performance has made the Emerald Archer a beloved character on par with the likes of Batman and the Flash, all good things must come to an end and the actor is ready to move on to new projects and commitments.
Oliver's journey might be ending with 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', the massive crossover event that will supposedly feature the archer's death, but that doesn't mean we'll have to say goodbye to the rest of Team Arrow right away. Katie Cassidy Rodgers' Laurel Lance/Black Siren is one of the characters fans would love to see more of in the future of the Arrowverse.
Cassidy Rodgers has been an integral part of the show since the very first season. Though Laurel was eventually killed in the series, the actress returned to play a version of the character from a different universe and the new Laurel has stuck around ever since. She's made a slow but sure transition from villainy to heroics and along the way, she has earned the love and respect of the fans.
There's still hope Black Siren could continue to appear in the Arrowverse, either as a recurring character in one of the existing shows or in a completely new series. Newsarama reported in August that the actor, who is also directing an episode in 'Arrow' Season 8, had pitched a show to The CW focusing on the adventures of the Birds of Prey, a team of female heroes.
"I’ll be directing 803, which I’ve wanted to do for a very long time," she said. "I’m really excited about that. I actually went through the WB program over hiatus, director program, and it’s a two-month program and I’ve learned so much."
Warner Bros. already has a film based on the team in the works titled 'Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn' that is scheduled to be released February 7, 2020. There's no telling whether the movie might make it difficult for The CW to do a series but there's definitely plenty of potential there the network could tap into, especially now that their flagship superhero show is finally taking its last bow.
'Arrow' Season 8 will premiere on The CW October 15.