The Rogues Form Up
In Season 3, the Rogues will grow their numbers with some new recruits. Previously, the series had introduced Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Captain Boomerang (Nick Tarabay), The Trickster (both Mark Hamill and Devon Graye), Golden Glider (Peyton List) and Pied Piper (Andy Mientus). In the comics, various groups of Rogues have frequently functioned as a team against The Flash -- there's no firm indication yet that'll happen on the TV show, but these new recruits provide further room to speculate on the possibility.
First up: Mirror Master. Grey Damon was recently cast as Sam Scudder on The CW series. He's set to appear in the fourth episode of season three, which should air in late October or early November. According to the character's official description, Mirror Master is "one of the Flash's most infamous Rogues. Sam Scudder -- aka Mirror Master -- is a smooth criminal with a huge ego. Upon discovering he now has the power to travel through any reflective surface, Scudder embarks on a massive crime spree to prove himself the greatest thief that Central City has ever seen."
Ashley Rickards' Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon, aka the Top, will join him in his new criminal venture. She "has the power to make people's heads spin... she's the Bonnie to Mirror Master's Clyde and one of the most dangerous members of the gallery of Rogues."
"Fargo" and "Independence Day: Resurgence" star Joey King will also debut as the classic DC Comics villain Magenta. Magenta will arrive in the third episode of "The Flash's" upcoming season, just one episode prior to Mirror Master and the Top's premiere. Considering the character's history in the comics as a founder of a new team of Rogues, it's possible she could join forces with other villains as the "Flashpoint" story arc shakes up the series in Season 3.
In the comics, Magenta (AKA Frances "Frankie" Kane) was an ex-girlfriend of Wally West who gained the ability to control metal, at the cost of becoming completely mentally unstable -- thus birthing the Magenta guise. Though she first appeared in Marv Wolfman and George Perez's "New Teen Titans," the character became more prominent during Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins' "Blood Will Run" arc on "The Flash."
Despite his apparent death in "Legends of Tomorrow," Wentworth Miller will return to "The Flash" -- as well as all of The CW's other DCTV shows -- this fall. The actor has signed a contract that will have him appear on "Legends of Tomorrow" and "The Flash," and potentially other DC TV series, in a recurring capacity.
"It's kind of the origin of Mirror Master...We're really excited," explained executive producer Aaron Helbing. Todd Helbing, his brother and fellow executive producer, added, "It's the origin story of him, but it's this struggle between Mirror Master and Captain Cold and you get to see who comes out on top."