Jessica De Gouw Cast As 'The Huntress' In ARROW

Good news DC fans! 'The Huntress' (who currently stars alongside Power Girl in "The New 52" series, World's Finest) will be coming to the CW's Arrow in a multi-episode arc. The character will be played by Australian actress Jessica De Gouw. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/21/2012

Entertainment Weekly have learned that 'The Huntress' is set to make her live-action debut in the sixth episode of the upcoming CW series, Arrow. She will be played by Australian actress Jessica De Gouw (Tricky Business). According to the site, this version of the character will have the alias of Helena Bertinelli and will be the daughter of a Mafia boss who vows revenge after her family is killed. An official description for 'The Huntress' has also been released. "Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow."

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dbapz - 8/21/2012, 3:32 PM
Sounds good to me!

mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 3:45 PM
i dont actually care what universe its from at least were getting to see these characters on screen
dnno1 - 8/21/2012, 3:46 PM
So, will there be a Power Girl in this (at least for ratings sake)?
mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 3:48 PM
i hope to god they put someone from teen titans in this (not cyborg)
tweeeeenkies3 - 8/21/2012, 3:48 PM
Awesome!
The Huntress is one of my favorites, and this actress is gorgeous! I am extremely excited.
mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 3:53 PM
it better be a better huntress than the birds of prey tv series
Kryptonman87 - 8/21/2012, 3:55 PM
Yeah, I'm happy with this as well. It's funny, with Smallville, I remember in the summer leading up to season 6 hearing about Green Arrow coming to the show, and everyone was sorta like "Is he really a well known enough character to warrant being on a tv show?" And in the last three years of Smallville, I always got a huge kick out of seeing the lesser known characters from the DC Universe like the Legion of Superheroes, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Doctor Fate, Stargirl, Rick Flagg, Icicle, Cyborg, Bart Allen, etc... I think it shows very well how big the DC Universe is and it also keeps things fresh. If we keep seeing different versions of the same characters, it pigeon holes DC. They need to start somehwere with creating wider awareness of the rest of the characters in the DC stable
marantaz - 8/21/2012, 3:56 PM
I am looking forward to this show; I have been waiting a long time to see someone adapt a comicbook character to TV, and this show looks like it's on the right path. High hopes for it.
BruceLeroy - 8/21/2012, 3:57 PM
Cool. I hope this show ends up being a success.
mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 3:58 PM
there is so many films and tv series id like them to make but i guess they keep doing the same old stuff dc/warner bros need get there fingers out there ass and get making them
DeadHubris - 8/21/2012, 4:01 PM
@grif

Get a grip Grif.

DC will rule both Television & Animation.
mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 4:04 PM
i dont like these haters that say something is shit when they havent even seen the first pilot im a marvel fan but i will still watch a dc film or series or any other comic book film
DDD - 8/21/2012, 4:04 PM
I've seen this actress act.
She's quite good and oh, so hot!

I loves me some HUNTRESS!
WONDERFUL!

This show just might be great!
Katie is perfect here!
DDD - 8/21/2012, 4:09 PM
Don't be too hard on GRIF@!
He only knows one phrase.

That grumpy ol' grizzly!
lol
dnno1 - 8/21/2012, 4:16 PM
@froggy, I think there would be enough people who would settle for an appearance from a cosplay hottie. That would be based in reality, and you would still have Power Girl.
Ichaos - 8/21/2012, 4:19 PM
Hmmmm she looks too much like a Noxima Girl in that pic
CherryBomb - 8/21/2012, 4:22 PM
I love the Huntress

She's really really pretty.

I kinda imagined Odette Annable in the role



but it's interesting to see how well she'll do.
TheManWithBigEars - 8/21/2012, 4:23 PM
I'm not surprised they're borrowing so many familiar themed DC characters 4 Green Arrow; he n Flash tend 2 have some pretty lame villains
CherryBomb - 8/21/2012, 4:23 PM
I hope this is a recurring appearance and not just a one episode thing like Smallville did to many big characters.
CherryBomb - 8/21/2012, 4:24 PM
She's really really pretty though

silverdog - 8/21/2012, 4:25 PM
cool.. isnt ashley scott the hunter from birds of prey in this show too?
Fless22 - 8/21/2012, 4:31 PM
Big Ears hit it on the nail. I don't think all of Arrows villains are lame, but half of them are arrow themed, and it's not a large selection. Having some Batman villains there makes sense, cause it's been like that in the comics.
blueorangeny - 8/21/2012, 4:52 PM
This is great news but I'm still let down on the confirmation that GA's hometown name was changed and that no metahuman's will appear.
CherryBomb - 8/21/2012, 4:52 PM

@silverdog Ashley Scott played the Helena Wayne version from the comics, (although called Helena Kyle in the series) - it was a different take on the comics and the whole series was loosely based on the Birds of Prey comicbook. Although I loved the show. :)
Pokeysteve - 8/21/2012, 5:04 PM
Lol this isn't good news! This show is going to blow and having Helena (one of my favs) anywhere near it is not good. Hope I'm wrong.
Fless22 - 8/21/2012, 5:04 PM
@CherryBomb

Same here. No idea why it didn't last past one season. It got good ratings and was coupled with Smallville.
mgeoff88 - 8/21/2012, 5:29 PM
That's awesome! They're bringing in The Huntress! I've always liked the character.

I seem to be in minority with the casting choice. Don't get me wrong, Jessica De Gouw is very pretty, but she just isn't Helena to me. :/

@CherryBomb See, that is Helena to me. I would much rather Odette Yustman/Annable be cast in the role. She also looks Italian, which the character is.
marvel72 - 8/21/2012, 5:45 PM
i'm gonna give this show a go,its got some fit women in it.
Tomontherun99 - 8/21/2012, 5:53 PM
@BigEars Now now, I agree with you with Green Arrow, with his biggest foe being "SOCIAL INJUSTICE!" but Flash's villains are classic: Captain Cold, Grodd, Weather Wizard and Zoom to name but a few. Sure they're cheesy and ridiculous but that's why comic books are great.
0bstreperous - 8/21/2012, 6:16 PM
where is the CW on optimum its now the style network??!!!'
DarthTesla - 8/21/2012, 6:16 PM
Awesome! So glad Huntress is joining the show. The coolest DC lady by far.
TheManWithBigEars - 8/21/2012, 6:24 PM
@ Tomontherun99

I get that n respect ur view, but I think they have the potential 2 b good, they're not quite there yet; lame names n costumes hold them back, not saying Flash n his villains should b dark n gritty but make it reasonably grounded, just makes it seem more credible n engaging
ThatOneDude - 8/21/2012, 6:28 PM
First Bat family member... whose next?
Carloshll726 - 8/21/2012, 6:44 PM
That is THE best Huntress costume I have ever seen! New 52, man!
Pooh - 8/21/2012, 6:51 PM
Interesting.

MJPETTY7 - 8/21/2012, 6:56 PM
Yeeeeaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!
theboywonder - 8/21/2012, 6:58 PM
Love this character! Mafia background=great
BlackCat1 - 8/21/2012, 7:54 PM
great! But my Superman Fancast was deleted from the Fan Fic section lol :P
aurorsand147 - 8/21/2012, 8:05 PM
she's really beatiful. i hope they make Huntress uber violent like in comic books
Ripper - 8/21/2012, 10:05 PM
way to young and another blond. fail like [frick]!
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