The CW has released the first photos of Katie Cassidy as Black Canary -- not "Canary," like her sister Sara, but officially billed as full-on "Black Canary" -- in the upcoming "Arrow" episode "Left Behind," scheduled to run as the 10th installment of the currently unfolding third season.
Cassidy's Laurel Lance taking on the Black Canary mantle is a natural progression -- the character (full name Dinah Laurel Lance) shares a name with long-running DC Comics superhero Black Canary, and though she hadn't previously taken on a costumed identity, there's a Canary-sized void in the Lance family following developments earlier this season. In recent , she's been training with Ted Grant (played by J.R. Ramirez), and moving towards her own vigilante role.
"Arrow" airs 8 p.m. Wednesdays on The CW. Based on the show's current schedule, "Left Behind" will likely air in early 2015.