Another day, another Arrow season three casting announcement.
The superhero series has now added the Arrow’s number one fan, Carrie Cutter (better known as Cupid) to its season three guest casting lineup. Supernatural actress Amy Gumenick, who has played the younger version of Sam and Dean’s mom, Mary Winchester, on the long running CW drama, will play Cupid, according to Entertainment Weekly, who first broke the news.
As EW states, Gumenick’s Cupid “will be a lethal villainness with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow.” She will appear in the sixth and seventh episodes of Arrow‘s third season. The character was created by Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg during his time on the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series.
“I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan,” Kreisberg said to EW. “When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. Cupid has since appeared in the DC Nation shorts on Cartoon Network, and to have her fight our TV Arrow is so much more than I ever could have hoped for the character.”
Gumenick joins the parade of guest stars that will be showing up throughout season three of Arrow. In addition Gumenick as Cupid, the show will also be featuring Glee and Awkward alum Nolan Funk as Felicity’s ex-boyfriend Cooper, Charlotte Ross as Felicity’s mother, Donna, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom, J.R. Ramirez as Ted Grant/Wildcat, and David Cubitt as Mark Shaw/Manhunter, among many more.
While most well-known for playing young Mary Winchester on Supernatural, Gumenick has appeared in many different series throughout her career, including Grimm, CSI: NY, and, most recently, AMC’s Turn.
Arrow returns for season three on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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