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The Flash Casts Smash Alum as DC Comics’ Pied Piper

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 7 years ago

The CW is finally learning to embrace diversity. Smash alum Andy Mientus has been cast in the (openly gay) role of DC Comics villain Pied Piper, it was revealed today.

The hearing impaired Piper, aka Hartley Rathaway, is the latest Rogue to swell the ranks of the series, following the recent casting announcement of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold.

The Piper is described as an evil genius who worked under Star labs’ Harrison Wells but who lost his hearing during the particle accelerator accident. Now he uses a series of sonic weapons to wreak revenge on Wells and his young protege, The Flash.

Mientus commented on the announcement over Twitter today, admitting that he was “geeking out” over the news.

The Flash continues Tuesdays on the CW.

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