Hamill will debut as the original Trickster, James Jesse on this seasons 17th episode which will air sometime this spring. In the 90’s Hamill portrayed the over the top Trickster who along with his female sidekick Prank who would pull gags on John Wesley Shipp’s Flash in the 90’s series, but The CW has described his latest incarnation of the character in a much different fashion.
“In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original’s deadly footsteps. The episode will reunite him with John Wesley Shipp who went up against him as the original ‘Flash’ on the CBS version.”
Hamill will be the third actor to appear on both the 90’s Flash and the current series on The CW , and the. second to reprise the same role as they previously played. John Wesley Shipp played the title role of the Flash along with his alter ego, Barry Allen, the roles currently being played by his onscreen son Grant Gustin. Amanda Pays makes her debut to the role she portrayed on the CBS series, Dr. Tina McGee in this week’s episode “The Man In The Yellow Suit“, while the name is the same, like Hamill’s Trickster expect a different take on the character.
“Having Mark reprise his role as The Trickster was on our original wish list when we were planning our version of The Flash. Christmas and Chanukah came early for us this year when he said yes! We are beyond humbled and excited to have him joining us for another round of deadly trickery!”
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