Things are about to remain somewhat Darhk for the crew of the Waverider when DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns this fall. That’s because Nora Darhk, the daughter of the villainous Damian Darhk, is sticking around for season four.
According to Deadline, Courtney Ford, the actress that plays Nora, has been upped to a series regular for The CW’s superhero time-traveling series. Nora spent season three as a recurring villain alongside her father and the demonic Mallus. With the events of the finale, Nora’s status was left somewhat up in the air as her connection (possibly romantic) with Ray Palmer (Ford’s real-life husband Brandon Routh) led to him giving her the means to possibly escape her Time Bureau imprisonment.
Whether she’ll remain an antagonist for the team or will fill some other role is currently unknown.
While Ford first played the role in season three, Nora is a character with further back Arrowverse ties. She first appeared as a child in season four of Arrow, when Damien Darhk made his first appearances as well as a foe of Oliver Queen and the League of Assassins. The grown-up Nora appeared near the start of Legends’ third season as she helped a cult to revive her deceased father, and a teenage version of Nora also appeared midway through the season living in an asylum after her father had died and Mallus began to speak to her.
Ford joins Matt Ryan (Constantine) and Jes Macallan (Ava) as recurring characters turned series regular for season four while Keiynan Lonsdale (Kid Flash/Wally West) is departing the series and the Arrowverse overall.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 22.