Meet the actress behind Black Canary in emotional new Arrow clip

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

Some new footage from The CW's Arrow has been revealed, peeling back the layers of the small-screen version of Dinah "Laurel" Lance—aka Black Canary.

The clip shows off more of what drives her, and goes behind-the scenes to talk with actress Katie Cassidy on how she's bringing the role to life.

We get to see more of her complicated history with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), which seems ripe for some good drama. Plus, this is definitely a tough chick, and she takes her public service job very seriously.

The more we see, the more intriguing this dark, small-screen interpretation of Green Arrow seems to be. If it can keep the soapy elements balanced with the action and drama, this could be one of the best new shows of the fall.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think.

Arrow premieres Wednesday, Oct. 10.

(Via The CW)