Stage actress Ciara Renee has scored a leading role as Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl in The CW’s proposed “Arrow”/”The Flash” spinoff series.
The superhero team-up show will blend recurring fan favorite characters from both shows along with three new DC superhero characters never seen on TV. Hawkgirl doesn’t seem to quite fit into that latter group though as she has been portrayed on screen in both the animated “Justice League” series and in a guest starring spot on “Smallville”.
In the new series, Saunders will be a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker Hawkgirl.
The show is currently slated to begin early next year. Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber and Caity Lotz are also all said to be onboard.