Saving the Human Race star Hartley Sawyer has been cast in the recurring role of the Elongated Man in the upcoming fourth season of The CW’s hit series The Flash.
In the comics, Ralph Dibney aka the Elongated Man was a fast-talking private investigator turned crime fighter after he discovered he had the power to stretch his body into any shape or form. In the series, the Elongated Man will use his power to help Team Flash solve one of Central City’s greatest mysteries.
The announcement of Sawyer in the role comes just over a week after it was revealed that Neil Sandilands had joined as the DC villain Clifford Devoe, a.k.a. The Thinker at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. In addition, Kim Engelbrecht (Dominion, Eye in the Sky) was also announced as The Mechanic, a highly intelligent engineer who designs devices for Devoe, as well as Danny Trejo (Machete) who is set to play the Earth 19 bounty hunter and father to Gypsy (Jessica Camacho), The Breacher.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin and Keiynan Lonsdale. Here’s the official synopsis:
Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell.
The Flash season 4 premieres on Tuesday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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