Scoop: Gossip Girl's Katie Cassidy Lands Female Lead in The CW's Green Arrow Pilot

Katie Cassidy ArrowKatie Cassidy is making her way back to The CW with a starring role in the network’s Green Arrow pilot, Arrow.

The alumna of Supernatural, Melrose Place and Gossip Girl has been cast as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, a young attorney with the City Necessary Resources Initiative who shares a romantic past with Green Arrow’s alter ego, Oliver Queen (played by Stephen Amell).

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The Arrow pilot is being exec-produced and penned by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, and directed by David Nutter (Dark AngelSmallville).

The cast also includes Once & Again‘s Susanna Thompson as Oliver’s mom and Dexter‘s David Ramsey as an ex-military/special forces type now working in private security for Oliver.