Comic fans still mourn the cancellation of Young Justice, but its legacy lives on in the CW’s Arrow – and its upcoming fifth season. Actress Madison McLaughlin will reprise her role as Evelyn Sharp, the teenaged girl who stole Black Canary’s equipment in the Season 4 episode “Canary Cry” as she comes into her own as Artemis, a sidekick to the Green Arrow. Variety reports her run will begin in the second episode of Season 5.
No doubt a few of you are wondering who the hell Artemis is, so here’s your brief primer: Debuting in Infinity Inc. #34 in January ‘87, Artemis was the daughter of the super-villain couple Tigress and Sportsmaster. Artemis grew up to continue the family tradition, donning her mother’s identity Tigress joining up as a member of the Injustice Society.
In the 2011 animated series Young Justice, Artemis used her expert archery skills for the good guys, replacing a temperamental Roy Harper, aka Speedy, as a right hand woman to the Green Arrow.
In Arrow, Evelyn Sharp will don the name “Artemis” as her identity. She debuted last season, stealing the now-deceased Black Canary’s costume and weapons to avenge the death of her parents at the hands of Damien Darhk. Strong-willed but undisciplined, Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow will be a suitable teacher for her, if he’s not already busy training the gun-toting Wild Dog.
Arrow will return for its fifth season on October 5.