Dominic Purcell is joining his fellow Prison Break-alum Wentworth Miller in The CW’s upcoming The Flash/Arrow spinoff. Purcell will reprise his role as Heat Wave/Mick Rory, a villainous pyromaniac who teamed up with Miller’s Captain Cold/Leonard Snart to antagonize The Flash earlier this season. The currently untitled superhero team-up series is in the early development stages at The CW for a possible launch next year.
The series is also set to star Brandon Routh as The Atom/Ray Palmer, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein, aka one-half of Firestorm, and Caity Lotz who’s role is yet to be confirmed. Lotz’s Black Canary/Sarah Lance was assassinated at the beginning of Arrow‘s third season, but as The Flash/Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti told me earlier this year at the TCA Press Tour, resurrections are always possible on a comic book series. Berlanti joins fellow Arrow creators Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, along with Sarah Schechter, as executive producers of the new series.
The show will also feature three more major DC characters that have yet to appear on either The Flash or Arrow. And given the success of the previous Arrow/The Flash crossover episodes, I’d count on seeing a few more fan favorite characters pop up – especially since so many of the characters share intimate relationships with key players on the other two shows. Perhaps the most interesting of these – how is it that only one-half of Firestorm is currently set to appear? Of course, there’s still plenty of time for Robbie Amell to sign on as Dr. Stein’s other half, Ronnie Raymond.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Purcell and Miller co-starring in another series? Which DC characters are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments.