Danny Trejo Is Coming to 'The Flash,' Michael Emerson Joins 'Arrow' & More CW Superhero Casting News!
By Meredith B. Kile
The CW’s slate of DC Comics shows is expanding once again this fall, with the introduction of Black Lightning, but Cress Williams and his super family aren’t the only new faces in town!
The network announced several casting updates at Comic-Con on Saturday, including the introduction of Dexter star James Remar and Bates Motel’sDamon Gupton as Black Lightning series regulars.
Remar will play Peter Gambi, father figure, mentor and tailor to Jefferson Pierce (Williams), while Gupton will play Inspector Henderson, a high-ranking detective who becomes an unlikely ally of Black Lightning.
Elsewhere in the DC television ‘verse, Lost and Person of Interest star Michael Emerson will be joining Arrow in a mysterious recurring role. Fan favorite David Nykl is also set to return as Oliver’s Bratva mentor, Anatoly Knyazev.
Over on The Flash, everyone’s favorite antihero Danny Trejo will be joining The 100 star Neil Sandilands and Dominion’s Kim Engelbrecht to challenge Barry Allen and the S.T.A.R. Labs team in their upcoming adventures.
Trejo will embrace his inner bad guy in his role as Breacher, a feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and the imposing father of inter-dimensional bounty hunter, Gypsy (Jessica Camacho). Sandilands will embody DC villain Clifford Devoe, aka The Thinker, a brilliant metahuman whose season-long battle with The Flash pits the “fastest man alive” against the “fastest mind alive.” Engelbrecht will play The Mechanic, Devoe's highly intelligent and devoted engineer who designs devices for his dastardly plans.
And all your faves are back on Legends of Tomorrow! The CW confirmed that Neal McDonough will be back as a series regular, and Arthur Darvill and Wentworth Miller will both recur in the upcoming third season, meaning we’ll see a lot more of Damien Darhk, Rip Hunter and Captain Cold.
ET’s Leanne Aguilera caught up with The Flash cast at Comic-Con earlier in the day, where they dished on everything from Barry and Iris’ engagement to Killer Frost’s villain potential.
Check it out in the video below!
The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow return on Tuesday. Oct. 10, and Arrow returns on Thursday, Oct. 12 on The CW. Black Lightning is set to premiere in 2018.