While the Black Canary will start out as a recurring role, Lotz is expected to eventually become a series regular, as her character will be groomed as a love interest for Arrow (Stephen Amell).
The Black Canary is a notable character in the DC Comics franchise, and both The CW and the producers of "Arrow" are high on its potential.
Created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, the Black Canary is the alter-ego of Dinah Drake. Comic magazine Wizard once ranked Black Canary as the 71st greatest comic book character of all time.
Lotz, who had a recurring role on AMC's "Mad Men," also starred on the MTV series "Death Valley." She'll soon be seen in Screen Gems' dance film "Battle of the Year," as well as the indie movies "The Machine" and "Live at the Foxes Den."
Lotz's casting arrives about a week after news broke that "Arrow" had brought on cult character actress Summer Glau in the role of Isobel Rochev, a Queen family friend and also a speculative love interest for Arrow.