'Shadowhunters': Katherine McNamara's future as Clary might be undecided, but she's about to kick butt in 'Arrow'
As per TV Line's exclusive reveal, the hour-long debut episode starring McNamara's Maya introduces her as a blonde bombshell and a cage fighter
The Shadowhunters' final season airs in February, and in all that time in between you can brace yourselves for some power-packed kick-a**ery from our very own, and truly beloved redhead, Katherine McNamara, in the Arrowverse.
While she might be appearing for the last time ever as the human-angel hybrid, hunting demons and evil creatures, on the Freeform fantasy series, all her hard work is definitely going to be reprised in the form of her character in the upcoming Monday episode of 'Arrow' as she delivers some major blows and definite pain through her character of Maya.
As per TV Line's exclusive reveal, the hour-long debut episode starring McNamara's Maya introduces her as a blonde bombshell who also happens to be a cage fighter. She is a Star City thief primarily, but her major forte happens to be both thievery and giving it black and blue in the ring. The episode titled 'Unmasked' arrives about a third of the way through Arrow's seventh season and as per reports, McNamara's gig is quite the pivotal one in the entire plot of the show.
The news of the 'Shadowhunters' fan-favorite redhead joining 'Arrow' was first announced back in September and at the time her upcoming role was characterized as something akin to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." And, in more recent news, The CW officially released the first look of Maya going full swing inside the ring.
There hasn't been much information about who or what exactly the character is going to be, but fan theories have pointed out she could be a version of the DC character Onyx Adams. But here's the catch. Onyx has already appeared on the show in the previous season's episode titled 'Next of Kin' with Chastity Doston portraying the role on screen.
If McNamara herself is to be believed, this character is definitely not someone you should mess with. Here's a pointer: If there's one thing you shouldn't do with Maya, it is underestimating her.
As McNamara herself shared with E! News, Maya is "very much the realist and the one to punch first and ask questions later. She’s not one to be underestimated or messed with." She also dropped in a little teaser about the role, saying "there’s a lot to come from this character." And, that's exactly the kind of thrilling hint that only paces up the anticipation to see her finally pan out on screen.
And, all of this information is totally a kicker, especially arriving amid 'Shadowhunters' fans worldwide uniting to campaign for the show to find a new home - aka get picked up by another network ever since the news of Freeform canceling it after three successful seasons was revealed. So, worry not; while Clary's future as a demon slayer might still be uncertain, there's more of her kicking a** to come and all her fans can finally rest easy!