Arrow adds Huntress to cast

Jessica De Gouw cast as Helena Bertinelli in The CW’s Smallville successor.

Huntress Arrow Jessica De Gouw
Huntress Arrow Jessica De Gouw
The cover of DC Comics’ Huntress issue 1

Australian actor Jessica De Gouw, best known for a role in cult crime drama Underbelly, has joined the cast of The CW’s superhero drama Arrow as Helena Bertinelli, aka crossbow-wielding vigilante Huntress.

In the comic-book, Huntress is an Italian-American with a grudge against the mafia, and whose lethal manner of dealing with mobsters often brought her into conflict with the Dark Knight, so even though Arrow’s crime-fighting style in the TV show is more vicious, expect a similarly wary and antagonistic relationship between the two.

Huntress, in the guide of Helena Kyle – Batman and Catwoman‘s daughter – was also one of the main characters in The WB’s shortlived Birds Of Prey series, played by Jericho‘s Ashley Scott.

Arrow is coming soon to Sky One HD in the UK.