SMASH Actor Andy Mientus Joins THE FLASH As 'The Pied Piper'

SMASH Actor Andy Mientus Joins THE FLASH As 'The Pied Piper'

SMASH Actor Andy Mientus Joins THE FLASH As 'The Pied Piper'

TV Line report that Andy Mientus has joined the cast of the CW's take on the Fastest Man Alive as one of Barry Allen's original rogues from the comics, the openly gay Hartley Rathaway, aka the Pied Piper. The site also reckon the show won't be shying away from the character's sexuality.


Andy Mientus (Kyle Bishop in the tv show Smash) has joined the CW's The Flash as hearing impaired (and openly gay) DC Comics villain Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper. The character was one of the original villains in the Flash's "Rogues Gallery", and will apparently be making his appearances in the 11th and 12th episodes of the show. TV line also say that the CW are not expected to "shy away" from the Pied Piper's sexual orientation. Hartley is described as "a bona fide genius who used to work at S.T.A.R. Labs until a falling out with his mentor, Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). The particle accelerator robbed Hartley of his hearing, but inspired him to create a series of sonic weapons that he uses in an effort to punish Wells by destroying his new protege: The Flash."
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