‘The Flash’ Season 8 Adds Tony Curran as Despero
Meet Team Flash’s latest problem.
The Flash has added Tony Curran as supervillain Despero, according to Deadline. He’s “a powerful and intelligent alien possessing incredible telepathic powers who left his homeworld — Kalanor — under mysterious circumstances,” the character description reveals. “Now he’s facing a deadly mission on Earth, one whose outcome will decide the fate of humankind and put him on a collision course with Team Flash.”
This news comes the day after it was announced that The Flash would be bringing in heroes and villains from across the Arrowverse for the five-part special event, “Armageddon.” According to its logline, “a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances,” and when the team is “pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world,” they turn to old friends to help with “the fake of humanity at stake.”
The heroes appearing are Batwoman (Javicia Leslie), The Atom (Brandon Routh), Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Sentinel (Chyler Leigh), Mia Queen (Kat McNamara), and Ryan Choi (Osric Chau). Meanwhile, villains Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh, who exited The Flash as a series regular last season) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) will also appear.
The Flash, Season 8 Premiere, Tuesday, November 16, 8/7c, The CW