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Katee Sackhoff Joins THE FLASH Season 4 as Blacksmith

Katee Sackhoff Joins THE FLASH Season 4 as Blacksmith

Nearly a decade after her Battlestar Galactica run as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, Katee Sackhoff is finally joining a live-action comic book adaptation. Sackhoff has been cast as Amunet Black a.k.a. Blacksmith in The Flash season 4, and she won’t be just a one-off villain.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Sackhoff’s character will be a recurring nemesis this season, and she will retain most of her role from The Flash comic book series. As envisioned by Geoff Johns and Ethan van Sciver, Blacksmith was the leader of an underground black market for supervillains whose ambitions expanded far beyond her original empire. Blacksmith even took over the Rogues as their new leader. It’s not clear if Blacksmith will be a metahuman on the series, but in the comics she had the power of mechanokinesis. That meant that she possessed the ability to fuse organic and inorganic mater together.

Although Sackhoff has tended to play more heroic roles, she does have some history playing a villain on television. She was a treacherous double agent in the final season of 24, and she was Sarah Corvus, a cyborg who was one of the leading antagonists of The Bionic Woman reboot series.

Sackhoff’s first appearance on The Flash will be in the fifth episode of the season, which is called “Girls Night Out.” For that episode, Arrow‘s Emily Bett Richards will guest star as Felicity Smoak. It is tentatively set to air in November, and the official start date for The Flash season 4 is Tuesday, October 10.

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