Arrow Talia al Ghul Lexa Doig

Arrow Casts Talia al Ghul With Continuum/Andromeda's Lexa Doig

The CW’s Arrow has targeted an actress with out-of-this-world sci-fi credentials to fill the key role of Talia al Ghul.

TVLine has learned that Lexa Doig — whose TV credits include but are not limited to Andromeda, Continuum, Stargate SG-1 and The 4400 — has been cast in the recurring role of Talia, another daughterarrow-talia-al-ghul of Ra’s al Ghul and half-sister of Nyssa. Described as worldly and cultured, Talia is “an elite warrior who doesn’t pick sides but rather creates her own.”

Doig’s TV credits also include Sky1’s CI5: The New Professionals, Canada’s Saving Hope and Traders, plus episodes of Supernatural, Eureka, Smallville and Primeval.

Arrow continues Season 5 tonight at 8/7c, with Episode 5; Doig will first appear in Episode 10.

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30 Comments
  1. Luis Roman says:

    When do they cast someone as Batgirl?

  2. Butch says:

    Will she have Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian with her? or will they make it another son of Oliver.

  3. Deion says:

    Missed her in the last season of Continuum. Glad.

  4. Dee says:

    Was wondering when she would finally appear on Arrow!!!

  5. Betty Boop says:

    It’s so hard to care these days. So many new faces, it’s almost unrecognisable from what it once was. Shame, I was hopeful that all the ‘Back to Basics’ chat would mean an actual return to focusing on the characters and relationships that made this show work in the first place.

    • Jason says:

      This is such an overreaction to a simple casting

      • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

        Agreed.

        • Lyla says:

          I’ve noticed this /Matt Webb Mitovich/ replies to comments like a blogger, not a journalist. Respectfully, sir, you are very opinionated and often harsh for someone who’s basically meant to be a messenger/ neutral bringer of news. Or is this a blog after all? Maybe I misunderstand the point of Tvline :)

    • johnhelvete says:

      I agree that Oliver training a new team of four, (two brand new characters, one that was introduced in one episode last season) is the least interesting part of the season. I like this casting though.

  6. derek117 says:

    Excellent choice. I was wondering what Lexa was doing since Continuum, um, discontinued.

  7. Luis Roman says:

    Think Talia has a bone to pick with you-know-who?

  8. Steven says:

    Bring back Nyssa.

  9. Rick Katze says:

    I like it.

  10. T H says:

    I’ve been a big fan of Lexa’s ever since Andromeda, so this news thrills me for multiple reasons!

  11. Mike says:

    This is great! I’ve been hoping for her to be introduced ever since Nyssa was announced back in season 2! With that being said, Nyssa has easily become one of my favorite characters of the entire Arrowverse, so I’m hoping she will be a part of Talia’s storyline this season!

  12. Jane says:

    Good actress but honestly, as long as she doesn’t have that bratty Damian with her I don’t care who plays her. I hate Damian so much.

  13. The Kaibosh says:

    Bat-Arrow lives.

  14. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting of the actress to play Talia al Ghul. Looking forward to se Lexa on the show next year.

  15. datdudemurphy says:

    I like it… cant wait to see this

  16. MADMIKE4000 says:

    Since Arrow has Stephen Amell we might as get Robbie Amell also