Katherine McNamara Breaks Silence on 'Arrowverse' Return
The CW surprised fans with the first details of "Armageddon," a five-part premiere for The Flash as it enters its eighth season. The CW is no stranger to "Arrowverse" crossover events and aims to delight fans during their multi-franchise collaborations hosted through The CW.
"Holy Smoaks! The Kat's out of the bag, In a #Flash I'll be back for #Armageddon," the actress posted on Twitter, confirming that she will return as the Green Arrow. She was last on-screen as Mia Queen during the series finale of Arrow. There was once the intention for McNamara to return as Queen in Green Arrow and the Canaries, which never reached the phases of becoming a full series. She had admitted that she was "heartbroken" that the series was never aired. In an interview with ComicBook, McNamara said she was open to playing the character again if given the chance.
"If they ever want me in any iteration of Mia Smoak, I'm there," McNamara said "I'm not done with her yet. So, if they will have me I will be there. But I think the pandemic just threw such a monkey wrench into everything." Pandemic aside, McNamara had her wish granted and will return to the Arrowverse.
Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, and Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawn are to accompany McNamara as she returns for "Armageddon."
"Simply put, these are going to be some of the most emotional Flash episodes ever," The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace said when referring to the eighth season's collaborative event "Plus, there are some truly epic moments and huge surprises that await our fans. And we’re doing them on a scale that's bigger and bolder than our traditional Flash episodes. So yes, 'Armageddon' is a lot more than just another graphic novel storyline. It’s going to be a true event for Flash and Arrowverse fans, old and new. Honestly, I can’t wait for audiences to see what we’ve got planned."
"Armageddon" kicks off on November 16 through The CW.