The Flash: The Sound and the Fury trailer and details

Andrew Mientus guest stars as The Pied Piper in season 1 episode 11 of The Flash, "The Sound and the Fury." Details here...

The first two Flash rogues I think I really encountered were Gorilla Grodd and the Pied Piper, back during one of Carmine Infantino’s epic stints as artist (and probably with Cary Bates writing). The fact that the Hartley Rathaway, the Pied Piper of Central City is coming to The Flash is a pretty exciting prospect.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Flash “The Sound and the Fury” courtesy of the CW:

BROADWAY STAR ANDY MIENTUS GUEST STARS AS THE PIED PIPER — Dr. Wells’ (Tom Cavanagh) former protégée, Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andrew Mientus), returns to seek revenge on his mentor after being affected by the particle accelerator explosion.  Now able to manipulate sound waves, the brilliant Rathaway is a dangerous threat to both Wells and The Flash (Grant Gustin).  Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is thrilled when she’s hired by the Central City Picture News as their newest cub reporter.  Unfortunately, her editor (guest star Tom Butler) pairs her with a veteran reporter, Mason Bridge (guest star Roger Howarth), who wants nothing to do with her.  Cisco (Carlos Valdes) recalls his first day on the job at S.T.A.R. Labs when he met Hartley and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker).  Joe (Jesse  L. Martin) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for a favor but asks him to keep it a secret from Barry.  John Showalter directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmier (#111). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY-LnVFUDX8

They’ve also released a clip from the episode with the piper in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0AZg0aLE9o

It’s worth noting that they aren’t shying away from Rathaway’s sexuality. The Piper was one of the first openly homosexual characters I ever remember encountering in mainstream comics, during the period where he had reformed and was buddies with the Wally West incarnation of Flash. 

The Flash “Sound and Fury” airs on January 27th.

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