There’s a new villain heading for Central City, as at their SDCC panel, The Flash team announced that American Pie alum, Chris Klein, would be taking on the role of super-villain Cicada in Season 5 of the DC Entertainment series.

In the comics, Cicada is a mysterious cult leader who made it his mission to hunt down and murder anyone that The Flash had saved, using his trademark lightning bolt daggers. For the TV series, Warner Bros and DC have described him as “a grizzled, blue-collar everyman whose family has been torn apart by metahumans, Cicada now seeks to exterminate the epidemic – one metahuman at a time.”

This seems like a great way to work the character into The Flash universe as it stands, giving him a more believable reason for attacking Barry in this manner – especially now that Barry has found some kind of stability in his family.

Season 5 sees Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), now free of The Thinker, looking forward to the future with new wife Iris (Candice Patton) and their speedster daughter from the future, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), already grown and part of their lives.

The Flash returns on October 9th.

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