The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that former “Prison Break” star Dominic Purcell has joined the cast of The CW’s upcoming series “The Flash” where he will reunite with former co-star Wentworth Miller in the show’s 10th episode. Purcell will take on the role of Mick Rory, who will become the supervillain Heat Wave after teaming up with Miller’s Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold.
Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino in The Flash #140 back in 1963, Rory has appeared in dozens of comics over the years and began as having no powers and relying solely on his flamethrower gun. The character was later reinvented for DC’s “New 52” which saw him as a pyrokinetic instead. It’s unclear which version of the character will be appearing on the upcoming series. Heat Wave is also a noted member of “The Rogues,” and his inclusion in the series makes him the fourth confirmed “Rogue” to appear following Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, and Girder.
“The Flash” arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, who, along with Geoff Johns, wrote the pilot episode which was helmed by “Arrow” pilot director David Nutter. Grant Gustin will star as the titular hero along with Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris?s father, Detective West, Michelle Harrison as Barry’s mother Nora Allen and many others, including John Wesley Shipp, from the original “The Flash” TV series as Barry’s father.
“The Flash” premieres October 7 on The CW.