Legends of Tomorrow adds Courtney Ford as Damien Darhk's daughter
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A familiar face is heading to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in season 3.
Dexter and Parenthood alum Courtney Ford has booked a recurring role on the CW super series as the daughter of Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), EW has learned exclusively.
The actress, who will first appear in episode 305, will play Eleanor, who is smart and cunning with a charming dose of otherworldly creepiness — think Wednesday Addams all grown up. Her innocent looks can be disarming, but it’s all an act. This woman is dangerous with an uncanny ability to manipulate others, and is able to tell people exactly what they want to hear. She’s highly intelligent and is always several moves ahead. Her unique dark talents all stem from the fact that she is Damien Darhk’s daughter.
As revealed at Comic-Con, this Damien Darhk will be among a cabal of villains who team up against the Legends in season 3. It’s as yet unclear how Darhk will return to the fold, but executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Phil Klemmer previously teased he would be a post-Arrow season 4 version of the character somehow resurrected.
Ford, whose credits also include Supernatural and True Blood, is also the real-life wife of Legends star Brandon Routh. Interestingly enough, his character Ray will have an unexplainable attraction to Eleanor, despite her evil ways.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.