The CW’s family of DC Comics television programs — collectively known as The Arrowverse — loves to unite fandoms. And in the 2017/2018 season it brings Battlestar Galactica into their mix with the arrival of Katee Sackhoff.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Galactica veteran will play Amunet Black, a.k.a Blacksmith in The Flash‘s fifth episode, which will also be a mini-crossover with Arrow. Sackhoff is also set to recur as Blacksmith throughout the season.
In the comic books, Blacksmith was an underground arms dealer in the Central and Keystone Cities area. She also had the ability to manipulate metal at will. She eventually sought to consolidate power by starting a new team of Rogues and eliminating Flash’s allies. Her plan was successful until The Thinker arrived on the scene to capture Flash for his own ends.
And if that doesn’t make you think Blacksmith and Thinker will be at odds, nothing will. This being the Arrowverse, they’ll probably try an alliance at one point, fail to maintain it and find their lack of unity allowed Team Flash to beat them.
Other newcomers for season four include Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibney, The 100‘s Neil Sandilands as season arc villain Clifford Devoe, Dominion‘s Kim Engelbrecht as The Mechanic, and Danny Trejo as Breacher, Gypsy’s dimension-hopping father.
The Flash returns on October 10th.