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The Flash/Arrow spinoff has a new cast member. Ciara Renée has been cast as the DC character Kendra Saunders, a.k.a. Hawkgirl, according to Deadline. Renée is a relative newcomer, graduating with a degree in musical theater from Baldwin Wallace University in May 2013. She appeared on Broadway in Big Fish and Pippin, and on television with a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU.

In the series, Saunders is just learning about her frequent reincarnations and the wings that sprout from her back when provoked. Renée joins Brandon Routh (Arrow‘s Ray Palmer/The Atom), Wentworth Miller (The Flash‘s Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (The Flash‘s Mick Rory/Heat Wave), and Victor Garber and Caity Lotz, though their roles are yet to be named. The spinoff will likely hit midseason next year.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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