The original Arrowverse show aired its final episode earlier this year, but in among its eighth and final season was a backdoor pilot for a planned spin-off starring Katherine McNamara, Juliana Harkavy and Cassidy herself.
While the episode aired for the first time back in January, there’s been no confirmation from the network about whether or not it’s planning on going ahead with the new series – but Cassidy, who plays Laurel Lance, is hopeful that things will go in the show’s favour.
“I don’t know, honestly,” she told TVLine when asked about the status of the new spin-off show.
“I’m a very positive person, so I feel confident that we’ll go [to series]. If there was ever a time for a three-hander, all-female badass show, now is the time! So I’m not worried. I’m feeling pretty good about it.”
The spin-off episode was set in 2040 and centred on Mia Queen (McNamara) – the daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak – whose world is turned upside down when Laurel Lance (Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Harkavy) make a surprising re-appearance in her life.
Speaking of her hopes for the potential new series, Cassidy also added that she’s most excited to see more of her character Black Siren.
“Just more of her beating this path of heroes, of women, along with the Green Arrow and the other Canary,” Cassidy said. “I love playing a hero, I love playing a villain… I’m just excited to jump into it.”
Although it’s been nearly three months since the backdoor pilot aired in the US, due to ongoing state of the world, the fact that there’s no updates on the series yet could very well be a case of no news is good news, with The CW’s previous pick-ups (of Superman & Lois and Walker, Texas Ranger) both confirmed in January.
Since then, The CW has yet to pick up any other pilots with production shutdowns disrupting the usual state of play – although we’d expect to hear more about the 2020-2021 TV season soon.
Arrow season 8 aired on The CW in the US. In the UK, the series aired on Sky One and NOW TV. The season 8 boxset is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray now.