Talia Al-Ghul Is Coming to ‘Arrow’

CW superhero drama casts Lexa Doig in recurring role

Last Updated: November 2, 2016 @ 10:39 AM

“Arrow” is welcoming another familiar face into the fold.

Talia Al-Ghul is set to visit Star City, and will be played by “Continuum” actress Lexa Doig, The CW announced Wednesday.

The daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) and the half-sister of Nyssa (Katrina Law), worldly and cultured, Talia is an elite warrior who doesn’t pick sides but rather creates her own.

Doig’s Talia will make her debut in episode 510 and appear in multiple episodes.

The character is the newest newcomer to “Arrow” following the death of the Black Canary and dissolution of the original Team Arrow. This season has focused largely on Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) training and welcoming new vigilantes, including Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), Rag Man (Joe Dinicol) and Artemis (Madison McLaughlin).

It’s unclear if this version of Talia will be friend or foe to Team Arrow, as her father and sister have straddled that grey area throughout their multiple appearances on the show.

Doig is best known for her role on Gene Roddenberry’s “Andromeda,” where she played a triple-role as the titular starship, her avatar and an AI. Her other roles include “Continuum,” “Smallville” and “Supernatural.” She is represented by Jamie Levitt, Lauren Levitt & Associates Inc.