Fargo’s Joey King will appear on the CW’s THE FLASH to play Magenta, one of the multiple villains set to appear on the show.
Another season of the CW’s The Flash means another season of new characters, some of them villains. One of the villains that will be introduced in season 3 of The Flash is Magenta, who’ll be played by Joey King.
In the comics, Frances “Frankie” King is actually a childhood friend of Wally West. As an adult, she develops magnetic powers and Wally attempts to help her control them, which works for a while, as they fall in love. Eventually they have a fallout and she turns dark.
Somewhere in the timeline, Magenta joins the Rogues, a group of villains who’ve all had encounters with The Flash. Others that have been associated with the Rogues are recently announced characters Mirror Master, Dr. Alchemy, and The Top, as well as the recurring character Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller).
It’ll be interesting to see if they’re going to move forward with a Rogues confrontation with The Flash. It’s definitely possible, but we don’t know if any of the villains aside from Captain Cold are going to be recurring characters or just one-offs.
As for Joey King, you may be familiar with her from the FX series Fargo. She was also in the movies The Conjuring, White House Down, and this summer’s Independence Day: Resurgence, and will star in the film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl.
The Flash season 3 begins Tuesday, October 4, 2016.