Katherine McNamara Joins Cast of ‘Arrow’

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Shadowhunters alum Katherine McNamara joins the cast of the CW’s Arrow, as it returns for its 7th season this fall. 

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According to TVLineKat McNamara will take on a major role in the new upcoming season of Arrow-which premieres on October 15th. TVLine reports that McNamara will have a major, recurring role on the series. Her character was compared to a “Buffy the Superhero Slayer” type.

McNamara’s character, Maya, will be a scrappy street fighter from Star City, reports say. CW released photos of the first episode of the new season, called “Inmate 4587.”

Arrow — “Inmate #4587” — Image Number: AR701A_0086b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Arrow — “Inmate #4587” — Image Number: AR701B_0035b.jpg — Pictured: Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

McNamara shared her excitement about the role in a social media post.

You can catch the premiere of Arrow on October 15th at 8 pm EST, and catch up on past seasons on Netflix.