Alex Kingston Cast as Laurel Lance’s Mother in Arrow

EW has learned that Katie Cassidy’s character, Laurel Lance, will get a surprise visit from her mother on The CW’s Arrow. “Doctor Who” actress Alex Kingston has landed the role of Dinah Lance and will make an appearance in the series later on this season. The reason behind the character’s return is said to be “to make amends with her family that she abandoned years earlier following the tragic death of her daughter aboard Oliver Queen’s yacht.” 

Dinah Lance was the original Black Canary in Golden Age DC comics and eventually handed it off to her daughter. Whether she or her daughter will take up this mantel in the series remains to be seen.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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