See Tom Felton as Julian Dorn in all new photos from THE FLASH Season 3!
The Flash comes back for Season 3 next week and there’s a major new actor joining the line-up: Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton will play Julian Dorn, Barry’s new CSI lab mate. Now, Entertainment Weekly has the first look at the character!
Producer Todd Helbing says the character is “a direct result of Flashpoint” and someone who will challenge Barry even while he remains blissful with his parents alive again, because Dorn “doesn’t really like him and is kind of prickly.”
The character doesn’t appear in the premiere episode, so these also serve as the first look at Episode 2, “Paradox”.
But will Tom’s appearance affect the multitude of Harry Potter references the show has made over the years, particularly from lovable Cisco Ramon? Thankfully, signs point to no!
“Cisco will continue to make pop culture references,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “We’re, generally speaking, not afraid to have a little bit of a meta-moment.”
How does Tom feel about it? It seems he’s totally on board: “I hadn’t thought about me saying it — I assumed it would come at me from Cisco — but maybe I should give it to Cisco. Maybe he should misquote something and I could correct him.”
The Flash returns to The CW on October 4, 2016. Julian Dorn’s first episode, “Paradox”, airs October 11, 2016.