Arrow Targets Aussie Actress as The Huntress

Arrow Huntress Jessica De GouwIs Arrow about to get struck… by love?

The CW’s upcoming superhero drama has cast Australian actress Jessica De Gouw (Underbelly) in a multi-episode arc as The Huntress — and a possible romantic interest for vigilante Oliver Queen.

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Per EW.com, which first reported the news, this version of DC Comics’ Huntress goes by the alias Helena Bertinelli and is the daughter of a crime boss. Like Arrow, she’s out to right some wrongs, hellbent to avenge her family’s murder. Her quest to destroy her father’s empire will put her on a collision course with the Emerald Archer.

The Huntress will make her debut around Episode 6.

Arrow premieres Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8/7c, leading into Supernatural.

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18 Comments
  1. Suzie says:

    With 300+million people in the U.S., why are we inundated with Aussie, Brit and Canadian actors on American shows? Why can’t they make a living in their own patch?

  2. Jane Baker says:

    Brilliant casting! A beautiful talented actress.

  3. Summer says:

    Man, I hope that she and Laurel strike up a friendship of sorts.

  4. wordsmith says:

    Huntress is usually interesting because she’s more violent and uncompromising than other heroes. It seems like they’ve already taken Green Arrow to that dark place, so I wonder what they’ll do to set the two of them apart.

  5. Drew says:

    Can we really still call him the Emerald Archer? Shouldn’t he just be the Archer now?

    Anyway, Huntress is cool. Looks like the whole Birds of Prey gang is coming together. All we need now is Oracle.

    • JDHetherington says:

      While I’d love Oracle to appear……somehow….I doubt DC Comics would let them do that, considering the character being presented in the Comic Books is very…. active.

  6. Zai says:

    I didn’t sign for this , I want a GREEN ARROW show , not batman or some form of Birds of Prey, that show sunk a long time ago, really sank deep. Where the the real (Green) Arrow characters anyway. Hope these non Arrow mythos characters aren’t sticking around for too long.

  7. itsme says:

    She sounds awesome; much more interesting than Arrow. Can we have a Huntress show? I love badass women dishing out the vigilante justice.

    • Jerry says:

      Actually we did: She was on the short-lived WB show “Birds of Prey”. However it was the Earth-2 Version – Helena Wayne (Daughter Of Bruce Wayne & Selina Kyle!)

      • janda says:

        Thank you for clearing that up..I am not a huge comic fan, so the only Huntress character I knew ofwas the one from Birds of Prey..

  8. Liz says:

    sounds like the story for huntress from justice league unlimited. i’m intrigued.

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