Broadway star Ciara Renée will spread her wings on the much-talked-about Arrow/Flash spinoff, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential CW series, which will feature characters from both series, has cast the Pippin actress as Kendra Saunders, a woman who has recently learned that she’s been reincarnated many times. Make her angry, and she reverts to her ancient warrior persona… and sprouts wings out of her back. (Hence, Hawkgirl.)
Reneé’s Hawkgirl is likely not one of the “mystery” characters to which the production has alluded; those characters are said never to have been seen on screen before, and Hawkgirl (then played by Sahar Biniaz) appeared on Smallville.
As previously reported, the proposed “team-up” spinoff will also star Arrow‘s Brandon Routh (who plays Ray/The Atom), Caity Lotz (formerly Sara/Canary), The Flash‘s Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/half of Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold) and Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave).
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Renée also appeared in the Broadway production Big Fish and on an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
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