The Flash Adds Heroes' Greg Grunberg In Recurring Role

Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg's geek cred is about to increase even more. As reported by Mashable, the "Heroes" and "Alias" alum has landed a recurring role on the CW superhero series "The Flash." CBR confirmed the casting news with the CW.

Grunberg, who also played Black Squadron pilot "Snap" Wexley in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," will play Detective Tom Patterson on the DC Comics series. Mashable describes the character as "a gruff, stalwart figure at Central City Police Department" and says Patterson is "unwavering in his commitment to protecting Central City from the dangerous metas that threaten it."

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Grunberg's character will debut in the November 22 episode, an installment titled "Killer Frost." That episode was also directed by Kevin Smith -- who is also Grunberg's co-host on AMC's talk show "Geeking Out." You can read a synopsis of the ep, which features Caitlin Snow's (Danielle Panabaker) full turn to Killer Frost, below.

KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; KILLER FROST EMERGES — Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) uses her powers to save Barry (Grant Gustin) but as her mother predicted, the effort unleashes her inner Killer Frost. Killer Frost goes on a rampage looking for Dr. Alchemy, kidnapping Julian (Tom Felton) and battling both The Flash and Vibe (Carlos Valdes). Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) have a heart to heart talk. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Judalina Neira and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Brooke Roberts (#307). Original airdate 11/22/2016.

Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.

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