Flash Gets More Villains, “Arrow” Ratings

The CW’s “The Flash” is adding some more villains to its ranks.

Andy Mientus (“Smash,” “Chasing Life”) has joined the cast as Hartley Rathaway, a former STAR Labs tech who later becomes the sonic weapon-slinging villain The Pied Piper. In both the comics and the show the character is openly gay. Mientus will appear in the show’s eleventh and twelfth episodes.

Next, “Alias” regular Victor Garber is slated to play the DC Comics character and arrogant nuclear physicist Dr. Martin Stein in the series. The character discovers the particle accelerator accident fused him with the impulsive Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) and he races to find a way to separate the two. Together they become ‘Firestorm’.

Meanwhile its progenitor “Arrow” returned to The CW on Wednesday night to solid ratings with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in Live+Same Day results. The third season premiere jumped 2% in total viewers and 11% in the key demo compared to the second season opener.

Source: TV Line, The Live Feed & Deadline