She’s played a doctor and The Doctor’s companion. But there are no doctors to be had in this show for Alex Kingston to play, or play with. This time, she gets to play a very important mother to a very important character, and I can’t wait!
According to Entertainment Weekly, The CW’s breakout crime drama, Arrow, has cast Doctor Who and ER actress Alex Kingston to portray “Dinah Lance” on the show.
Kingston will portray Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) mother, who they note “will return to Starling City to make amends with her family that she abandoned years earlier following the tragic death of her daughter.” Fans of the show know that Sara Lance was aboard Oliver’s yacht, in which she died in a terribly tragic drowning.
In the original DC comics, Kingston’s character was the original Black Canary. It’s also interesting to note that Kingston will be the second actor from Doctor Who joining the show, as John Barrowman was previously cast as Malcom Merlyn (A.K.A The Dark Archer).
I can’t see anything bad about this casting at all. How about you?