I’ve just uploaded the first 3 photos of Katrina as Nyssa al Ghul in the February 5 episode of Arrow entitled “Heir to the Demon” to our gallery. You can check them out below!
Katrina Makes Her Debut as Nyssa, the Daughter of Ra’s al Ghul
The Heir to the Demon comes to Starling City.
Arrow has been exploring the DC Comics universe in increasingly notable and cool ways as it’s progressed and Season 2 has seen multiple references to a major player in DC who’s also familiar to all those who saw Christopher Nolan’s Batman films – none other than Ra’s al Ghul. Now, in the February 5th episode of Arrow, called “Heir to the Demon,” we’ll meet one of Ra’s al Ghul’s daughters, as Katrina Law (Spartacus) makes her debut on the series as Nyssa.
In the comics, Nyssa is the half-sister to Talia al Ghul and known as Nyssa Raatko. Her comic book journey has included plotting to assassinate Superman with a kryptonite bullet, only to be thwarted by Batman, and becoming the co-head of the League of Assassins, alongside Talia. On next week’s Arrow, Nyssa will be introduced as a member of the League of Assassins who want to draw Sara Lance/Canary (Caity Lotz) back into the fold. Sara isn’t so agreeable however, leading to Nyssa upping the stakes and kidnapping someone close to Sara.
Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explained, “Our Nyssa certainly has shades of Talia. Katrina auditioned for Shado and it actually came down to Katrina and Celina [Jade] and honestly, part of it was just that because we knew she’d have scenes with Slade [played by Manu Bennett], and it just felt like a Spartacus overkill. But she’s somebody that we’ve been a fan of. When this part came up, we saw a lot of people for it, but she certainly is exotic and beautiful and smart and our stunt guys are over the moon, because she can do a lot of her own stunts.” Kreisberg also noted that Nyssa is, “the next wave of the League of Assasins that comes to Starling City. But she has some interesting secrets as well…”