The Flash Casts Katee Sackhoff As Blacksmith, Will Debut In Mini-Crossover With Arrow


Having already generously broadened the series’ scope by adding characters such as the Thinker, Elongated Man and Hazard to the highly anticipated fourth season, the producers of The Flash aren’t wasting any time when it comes to further mining the DC pantheon. What makes their latest addition to the cast especially exciting is that the actress they’ve managed to secure is somebody already well known to the geek community.

Believe it or not, Greg Berlanti and company have managed to lock down none other than Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Batman: Year One), who has found herself cast in the role of Amunet Black/Blacksmith. Said to be a recurring character, Entertainment Weekly describes her as “a steely and badass boss of an underground black market for supervillains. Amunet uses every means possible, including the long list of metahumans under her thumb, to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives.”

From that, we can deduce that she may be comparable to such Arrow villains as Danny Brickwell or Tobias Church, insofar that each of those guys proved to be rather formidable threats over the course of multi-episode arcs, yet didn’t eclipse the actual big bad. That being said, we expect a something similar with this situation and wouldn’t be surprised at all if Blacksmith ends up crossing paths with the Thinker himself.

Speaking of Arrow, the episode set to introduce Sackhoff will also see Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) stop by Central City. While the parameters of her visit are currently unknown, it should be noted that said episode will be titled “Girls Night Out” and will be the fifth to air this year.

The Flash returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, October 10 on The CW.