THE FLASH Adds Clancy Brown As 'General Wade Eiling' aka 'The General'
Sleepy Hollow's Clancy Brown has landed a pivotal recurring role on the upcoming freshman season of The Flash as General Wade Eiling. Come check it out! The series which stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster premieres this fall!
CW's upcoming superhero drama The Flash has added Clancy Brown (Sleepy Hollow) in a major recurring role as General Wade Eiling a.k.a. The General. His character will be the head of a black ops team and will make his first appearance of the season in episode five where he will be in hot pursuit of Kelly Frye's Plastique with hopes of using her as a human weapon. The character has been described as a tall and imposing man, with a "face carved from years of duty," and someone who will be fanatically intent on protecting the interests of Americans around the world. He may also have ties to a central Flash character. As many of you know, this won't be Brown's first foray into the DC Universe as he has voiced Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe since 1996.
General Eiling does have connections to the Suicide Squad, so he may be a future addition to the version of the squad that the Arrow/Flash universe has built. The character has also made television appearances on Justice League Unlimited, where he was voiced by Spider-Man's J.K. Simmons, and on Young Justice voiced by Jeff Bennett.
The character is just the latest addition to an already impressive guest cast which features Robbie Amell (Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Robert Knepper (Clock King), Kelly Frye (Plastique), & William Sadler (Simon Stagg). The freshman season will also feature special appearances from the stars of its sister show Arrow, namely Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/Arrow) & Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak).
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Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose – using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.
The Flash features:
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/Flash
Candice Patton as Iris West
Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West
John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen
Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen
Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond
The Flash premieres October 7
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