The DCTV news just doesn’t stop today. Word has come in that Courtney Ford (Supernatural, True Blood) has been cast as a recurring character… but one we’ve seen before, only a little younger. Though she was played by Tuesday Hofmann at the time and called Nora in season 4 of Arrow, we get to see Ford as the grown up Eleanor Darhk… daughter of Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough).
Eleanor is described as cunning with a charming dose of otherworldly creepiness, and possesses the ability to manipulate others according EW.com.
But there is another familiar connection, this time off camera. Ford is the real-life wife of Brandon Routh. The former Superman Returns star has been part of the Arrowverse since signing on to play Ray Palmer in the first episode of season 3 of Arrow then signing on as a regular for Legends of Tomorrow. And some of that will play on screen as Ray will feel an unexplainable attraction to Eleanor.
In the original timeline, young Nora was there when her parents, Damien and Ruve, tried to blow up the world with nuclear missiles. Both of them ended up dead and Nora’s fate was unknown. Now it seems the team will pay her a visit in the future as they try and go about fixing all the anachronisms they’ve caused. And with McDonough back to play a different version of Darhk with a heck of a lot more experience… having his daughter around could be very interesting.
Besides her time on Supernatural and True Blood, Ford has also worked on Dexter, Murder in the First, Parenthood and Revenge.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns October 10th at 9 PM on the CW.