Ashley Scott, who starred as the Huntress in the short-lived Birds Of Prey comic book adaptation TV series from 2002, will be reprising her role for the CW’s upcoming crossover event Crisis On Infinite Earths.
TVLine broke the news today that Scott will once again be slipping on her mask to play Helena Scott, who as the Huntress has been carrying on the war on crime in New Gotham City after it has seemingly been abandoned by Batman. She will be part of the ever growing lineup of superheroes who will be taking part in the CW’s special crossover event spinning out of their DC Comics-based shows – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and Batwoman. In addition to the heroes of those shows, Scott will be joining a line up that also includes the titular hero from the CW’s Black Lightening, Smallville‘s Tom Welling returning to play his version of Superman and Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy who will be playing an older variation of Bruce Wayne.
Created by Laeta Kalogridis, Birds of Prey featured Scott as the Protector of New Gotham City, aided by Barbara Gordon, the former-Batgirl-turned-tech-wizard Oracle and Dinah, runaway with metahuman powers who will become the hero Black Canary. The series premiered with an impressive 7.6 million people tuning in for the debut episode. However, the show was unable to hold that audience and its ratings took a drastic tumble. Admittedly, the show had some trouble finding its creative feet, and unfortunately by the time it did, the cancellation axe had already fallen. The series only lasted 13 episodes.
Since then, a version of the Huntress character appeared on Arrow during the show’s first two season. That version of the character was played by Jessica De Gouw. Another iteration of the character will appear in next February’s theatrical film Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.