The CW has announced that Madison McLaughlin will be reprising her role as Evelyn Sharp in Arrow Season 5, and will eventually become the archer vigilante known as Artemis. Sharp made a brief appearance as a Black Canary impersonator in Season 4 episode “Canary Cry,” where she sought revenge for her parents’ murders on Damien Darhk.
McClaughlin will make her first appearance in the second episode of Season 5 and continue throughout the story arc over multiple episodes while evolving into the character of Artemis along the way.
The character of Artemis appears in the Young Justice animated series and would eventually be involved in a romantic relationship with Wally West, Kid Flash. Since the series does crossover with The Flash and the character of Wally West appears on that series, played by Keiynan Lonsdale, it’ll be interesting to see if these two characters “hook up” as they do in the animated series.
The Arrow Season 5 premiere will air Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.