'Arrow' casts 'True Blood's' Janina Gavankar in major recurring role

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janina-gavankar-getty.jpg"True Blood" star Janina Gavankar has booked a multi-episode arc on The CW's biggest new show, "Arrow," Warner Bros. confirms to Zap2it.

Gavankar will play McKenna Hall, a vice cop with the Starling City Police Department. Tough, sexy, and considerably formidable, McKenna has a complicated history with Oliver ( Stephen Amell). Of course, he knows a little something about tough and sexy himself.

Working vice, McKenna knew Oliver back before his island days, when he was just a harmless billionaire bad-boy, as opposed to, you know.. a powerful vigilante and the SCPD's No. 1 menace.

She'll first come into play when a sketchy new drug called Vertigo hits the streets. With the drug comes a compelling new nemesis for Oliver, played by "Fringe" fave Seth Gabel. We can't wait to see them all go head-to-head.

Gavankar is best known as Luna, a shapeshifter on "True Blood," and as Papi from Showtime's "The L Word." We've also loved her as Shiva on "The League."
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