by: Maggie Loyal
The CW’s THE FLASH has added another member to its cast. Andy Mientus has signed on to a multi-episode arc as Hartley Rathaway, an openly gay villain from the DC comic universe. AKA The Pied Piper, Rathaway is a genius (there sure are a lot of super-geniuses in this show) who once was employed at STAR Labs, but lost his hearing during the particle accelerator accident that turned forensic investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the The Flash (and also created a flock of other metahumans). He has since begun to create sonic weapons to destroy Flash.
Mientus starred on NBC’s musical drama Smash, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Broadway musical. He can currently be seen in ABC Family’s drama Chasing Life, which follows a young woman’s life after she is diagnosed with cancer.