Cupid has been one of the most asked about characters by fans to be featured in the CW’s Arrow television series since it launched in 2012, and now Entertainment Weekly reports that Supernatural actress Amy Gumenickhas been cast to play the role. The character of Cupid was a relatively new addition to comics, created in 2009 by Andrew Kreisberg – the same Kreisberg who is now an executive producer of Arrow.
“I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan. When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last,” Kreisberg told EW’s James Hibberd. “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.”
According to EW, Arrow’s Cupid will be like the one in comics and be a “lethal villainess” with an hard-core crush on the emerald archer. Born Carrie Cutter, in comics Cupid was a special forces soldier who was submitted to an experimental program that made her fearless, but an unintended side effect of the procedure caused her to go to an extreme when she feels romantic for someone.
Gumenick comes to Arrow after short stints in in various TV shows ranging from How I Met Your Mother to Castle, but she’s best known as playing a younger Mary Winchester in flashback scenes of Supernatural. She also has a small role in the 2010 superhero series No Ordinary Family, which was co-created by Greg Berlanti, who also co-created Arrow.
EW says that Gumenick will debut as Cupid in episode six of the upcoming season of Arrow.