First Look At Katrina Law As Nyssa, Ra’s Al Ghul’s Daughter, On ARROW

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Arrow continues to ramp up references to the DC Universe. For some time there have been nice nods and subtle hints (sometimes not so subtle) about Arrow being apart of a greater universe. This has been culminated by the presence of Barry Allen and Black Canary showing up in Staling City, just to name a few.

When Black Canary showed it was hinted at strongly that she had ties to Ra’s al Ghul, and his daughter. Many fans squealed with delight thinking that Talia would be making an appearance on the show. However, Arrow producers threw us a nice little twist and actually is bringing her half sister Nyssa to the show.

Nyssa will show up in an episdoe titled ‘Heir to the Demon’, and will be portrayed by Katrina Law. Show Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg talked a little bit about casting Law in the pivotal role. “Our Nyssa certainly has shades of Talia,” he explained. “Katrina auditioned for Shado and it actually came down to Katrina and Celina [Jade] and honestly, part of it was just that because we knew she’d have scenes with Slade [played by Manu Bennett], and it just felt like a Spartacus overkill. But she’s somebody that we’ve been a fan of. When this part came up, we saw a lot of people for it, but she certainly is exotic and beautiful and smart and our stunt guys are over the moon, because she can do a lot of her own stunts.” Kreisberg also said that Nyssa is, “the next wave of the League of Assasins that comes to Starling City. But she has some interesting secrets as well…”

Heir To The Demon will air next week on February 5th. IGN has released some new photos from the episode that shows off our first look at Law as Nyssa. While it’s only about a season and a half in Arrow has continued to not only meet, but exceed expectations. While most of their episode are shrouded in mystery, they always have a nice way of tying things up. Check out the photos below, and make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy, for the latest on Arrow.

 

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Source : IGN