"The Flash" is adding one more member of The Rogues, a team of Flash villains, to its first season. According to TV Line, fans can expect to see super villain Pied Piper on the upcoming premiere season of CW's "The Flash."
The character will reportedly have a similar storyline to the comics, where the Pied Piper loses his hearing and joins The Rogues before eventually reforming and assisting The Flash as a vigilante. The Pied Piper is also one of the first openly gay DC Comics characters. So far there is no word on which actor will play the Pied Piper or what episode the character will be introduced.
"In addition to the likes of Captain Cold and Boomerang, at midseason we will also meet Hartley, a onetime mentee of Dr. Wells', who lost his hearing in an incident and now is out to wreak havoc with an invention of his own. (Of course, you may know Hartley - who happens to be gay - as the Pied Piper)," TV Line wrote.
The Pied Piper doesn't have actual superpowers but uses a sonic technology to cause vibrational damage and hypnotize people. Other members from The Rogues appearing on the show include Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Captain Boomerang (Nick Tarabay), Weather Wizard (Chad Rook) and Plastique (Kelly Frye). Tom Cavanagh will play Dr. Wells.
"The Flash" tells the story of Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin), whose mother was killed in a freak accident and his father was blamed for the murder.
"With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry's best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother's strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along," an official description reads.
"Barry's latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator... however, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again - the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen angel."
"The Flash" premieres on The CW on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
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