ARROW Producer Marc Guggenheim On THE HUNTRESS
Courtesy of executive producer Marc Guggenheim, we have some interesting tidbits on the return of The Huntress aka Helena Bertinelli, who is played by the lovely Jessica De Gouw on The CW's Arrow. Here's what Guggenheim told Collider:
Arrow's version of Huntress, played by Dracula's Jessica De Gouw will return in episode 17 of season 2, which is titled, "Birds of Prey". Executive producer Marc Guggenheim discusses what her return entails.
|"It’s been literally a year, in story time, since we’ve seen her. One of the things we told Jessica De Gouw, who plays The Huntress, was that we weren’t interested in treading over old territory with Helena. What we pitched her was the idea that basically Helena Bertinelli is gone. The only thing that remains is The Huntress. It’s been a year of her literally scouring the world to find her father, who was on the run at the end of Episode 17 of last season. We really wanted to show that wear and tear on her. We even aged up her costume a little bit, so you really get the sense that she has been traveling the world and literally has just spent a year killing people to try to get at her dad, and it’s done quite a number on her soul. We get to explore all that, in a really fun episode that also deals with Laurel Lance, in a very big way. One of the things we wanted to do with the episode was give Laurel her groove back, as it were. We have obviously taken Laurel down a very dark path, this year. As we started to see at the end of last week’s episode, she’s going to start turning the corner. And this episode with The Huntress is a very big move in that direction."|
Interesting. One, we get to learn just how much time has passed between Helena's departure in season one and her upcoming return. This means that quite a bit has happened in Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) life in the last year. Also, the fact that Huntress has traveled across the world for a year opens the door to a myriad of possibilities. Has she traveled to Gotham? Has she encountered The Question (loved that dynamic from the animated Bruce Timm Justice League show) or any other superheroes? Hopefully, we'll see a hint of these elements when S02E17 "Birds of Prey" airs on The CW in three weeks. But first, we have to see what the fallout will be from next new episode, "Suicide Squad". Based on Huntress' actions, it's not entirely out of the question that Bertinelli may find herself among its ranks some day.
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ARROW season one is available on blu-ray and dvd now.
Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: (Season Two) October 9th, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann,
Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Characters: George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)
|"After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine."|
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