In the second season of the CW network’s Arrow is bringing to the story yet another somewhat well known DC Comics figure. To be played by Taiwanese-American actress Katrina Law, most known for her role as Mira on Starz’s Spartacus, the newcomer delves deeper into the DC mythos than we’d perhaps expected to see.
We’ve already heard legendary Gotham villain Ra’s al Ghul name mentioned and it appears that in at least one episode upcoming we will meet his daughter. However, it won’t be the daughter you immediately think of. That’s right, instead of Talia al Ghul, Katrina Law has been cast as the lesser known, younger half sister, Nyssa al Ghul.
Who is Nyssa al Ghul? Well, she’s an assassin who was the product of a romantic Baltic night between Ra’s al Ghul and an unnamed Russian woman. She is a relative newcomer to the DC Universe, making her first appearance in 2003′s Detective Comics #783. She tracked down her absent father and he in turn took her in and showed her the ropes, aka the League of Assassins. This is likely (obviously) where the character of the comics will meet up with the character of Arrow.
Katrina Law (born 1 January 1985 in Deptford, NJ) represented New Jersey in the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Law is also the lead singer and bass player in her band “Soundboard Fiction”. In 2011, Law completed an action-oriented project called “3 Minutes” with director Ross Ching, producers Don Le and George Wang, starring Harry Shum, Jr., Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and herself. Law’s mother is Taiwanese.
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CW’s “Arrow” casts Katrina Law to play Nyssa al Ghul