Former “Walking Dead” star Emily Kinney joins the cast of “The Flash” as the villain Bug-Eyed Bandit/Brie Larvan, a spokesperson for The CW told TheWrap on Monday.
Kinney’s casting comes just a few months after the actress’s character was killed off of AMC’s highly rated zombie series.
Brie, a re-imagining of the classic DC villain Bertram Larvan, is described as a narcissistic tech wizard who wreaks havoc on Central City, which The Flash (Grant Gustin) has sworn to protect. She’s billed as a nemesis for the “Arrow” character Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), who sometimes crosses over to “The Flash.”
Felicity and Brie will engage in a hacker battle for The Flash’s life on Episode 18 of the freshman drama.
In addition to starring on nearly 50 episodes of “The Walking Dead” as Beth Greene before being killed off last November, Kinney has appeared on individual episodes of Fox’s “The Following,” NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and ABC’s “Forever.” She also had a short run on Showtime’s “The Big C.”
Paradigm, Anonymous Content and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz represent her.
Though it’s only it’s still on its first season, “The Flash” has already added several notable names to its ever-growing roster of villains. “Spartacus” star Liam McIntyre was tapped to play Weather Wizard in January, who is one of the Rogue villains along with Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) and The Pied Piper (Andy Mientus.)
Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker and Jesse L. Martin co-star with Gustin on the series, which gave The CW some of its best ratings ever in 2014 and has already been renewed for a Season 2.
“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.