Last month we received the exciting news that Mark Hamill would be reprising his role as The Trickster – which he played on the original Flash TV series in the 1990s – on The Flash later this season. However, he won’t be the only mischievous Rogue heading to Central City; Hamill’s version of the character is currently locked away in prison and is approached by Barry Allen for advice when a new copycat Trickster starts wreaking havoc.
Now, thanks to ComicBook.com, we know who that new Trickster will be: Dexter alum Devon Graye.
Graye played teenage Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series, and will make the jump to The Flash in the show’s seventeenth episode. He’ll play Axel Walker, the second Trickster in the comics who took up the role when the original villain, James Jesse, went straight and began working with the FBI.
Apparently, The Flash will take a slightly different approach to the character, as the episode description describes him as follows:
“In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original’s deadly footsteps. The episode will reunite him with John Wesley Shipp who went up against him as the original ‘Flash’ on the CBS version.”
The Flash will return from its winter hiatus next week on January 21st on The CW.