“The Flash” is bringing in a new villain for Barry Allen to battle, introducing the first openly gay character on the show in the process.
“Smash” alum Andy Mientus has been cast to play Hartley Rathaway, the DC villain who also goes by Pied Piper, a network representative tells TheWrap.
Rathaway was left hearing-impaired by the same S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator that gave Barry (Grant Gustin) super speed. But being a genius in science, he creates a catalogue of sonic weapons to punish his former mentor Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) — by taking on his new protege, The Flash.
Mientus’ Pied Piper will appear in the eleventh and twelfth episodes of “The Flash's” first season. His casting comes on the heels of the series bringing on board “Alias” alum Victor Garber to play the other half of the Justice League duo known as Firestorm.
Haven't seen him in anything, but the casting so far has been on point, so I'm not worried. I'm also gonna need a 'Flash' icon, if someone with more skills than me gets inspired.