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“The Flash” Adds “Harry Potter” Star Tom Felton as Series Regular

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“The Flash” Adds “Harry Potter” Star Tom Felton as Series Regular

“The Flash” just got a touch more magical. “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton has joined the hit CW show as series regular character Julian Dorn, who TVLine describes as “a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.”

The character sounds very similar to one described in an earlier report, which revealed that “The Flash” was looking to cast “Barry’s slightly older, slightly geekier contemporary, a guy who is as smart as he is intuitive. As such, this newcomer doesn’t buy Barry’s nice guy routine and sets out to learn what he’s hiding — all while concealing some secrets of his own.”

Felton is best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” series of films. Since then, he has also appeared in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Apparition.”

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In the Season 2 finale, Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen went back in time and prevented his mother’s murder, triggering a famous linchpin event from the comics. While we’ve yet to see how this massive change in the show’s timeline will affect the series as it moves into its third season, “Flashpoint” — the title of the season three premiere episode — gives fans a major, major hint.

The major DC Comics event from 2011 of the same name saw Barry Allen trying to navigate a totally altered world — one wherein his mother Nora was alive. “Flashpoint” also served as the lead-in to DC’s New 52 relaunch, the effects of which are still being felt today as part of DC’s current Rebirth initiative.

After revealing the Season 3 premiere’s title on Twitter, Gustin added, “We’re definitely doing this [‘Flashpoint’] thing our own way…. This will be its own thing.”

Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes and more, “The Flash” returns to The CW on October 4 at 8 pm EST.

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