Arrow season 4
Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance in Arrow season 4 The CW

Arrow season 4 has gone on a brief hiatus following the heartbreaking death of Laurel Lance, aka Black Canary (played by Katie Cassidy), in episode 18. The show will return with a new episode on 27 April (Wednesday) at 8pm EST on The CW.

In the 19th episode of Arrow season 4 titled Canary Cry, the team will learn about a possible Black Canary sighting in Star City. The synopsis reads as follows:

The upcoming episode will pick up immediately after the major revelation that Laurel had succumbed to her injuries following a deadly blow by Damien Darhk. Fans were unhappy to learn that Laurel's character had been written off the show but with the new Black Canary sighting, there is hope for Katie to return to the Arrow universe again.

However, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has turned down the fake death theory. He told Collider: "No. We've done that. We've done a fake death before. We're always trying to figure out the next way to do this. That fake-out where she was okay, and then she wasn't, was our attempt to do a death that we haven't done before."

"We've had people killed right in front of Oliver. We've faked a death. We've had someone be fatally injured, and then Oliver arrives on the scene. The Walking Dead has this problem, too. I shouldn't say problem, but creative challenge. Game of Thrones has it, also. I don't know what's going to happen with Jon Snow, but that is also probably going to change things. It's the nature of having a long-running show that deals, with death as a major component of it," Guggenheim added.

Is Laurel alive? If not, who is the new Black Canary in Star City? To know more we have to wait till 27 April.