By: Adam Basciano
One of the three unknown DC Comics characters set to appear on The Flash/Arrow spinoff television series has been revealed. Actress Ciara Renee has been cast in the role of Kendra Saunders, also known by the superhero alias of Hawkgirl! The actress is a relative newcomer, having “graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in music theater in May 2013. Since then, she made her Broadway debut in Big Fish and replaced Patina Miller as Leading Player in the revival of Pippin. Last fall, she made her TV debut with a guest shot on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.” How will the character of be portrayed on the perspective new show? Sounds like she’ll be pretty close to the comic book incarnation. “In the new series, Saunders is a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker Hawkgirl.” I’m ecstatic that this character is being included in this show. I have confidence The CW can pull off her look and power set, given what they did with Hawkman on “Smallville.” The character was a mainstay as a member of the Justice League on the animated series from the early 2000’s. Also, the fact that Ciara Renee has theater and broadway experience suggest she’ll deliver quality performances each episode.