The Flash continues to up its nerd cred with this latest casting news.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Katee Sackhoff has joined the cast in a recurring season four role. Sackhoff is best known for her role as Starbuck on the revival of Battlestar Galactica. She has also appeared on Longmire and 24.
On The Flash, Sackhoff will play DC villain Amunet Black or Blacksmith. In comics, Blacksmith is an underground black market boss who provides necessary things to supervillains. She uses any means at her disposal, including metahumans, to make sure her enterprise survives.
Sackhoff will appear in the fifth episode of The Flash season four known as “Girls Night Out”. The episode will also serve as a mini-crossover with Arrow. Fans can expect to see Emily Bett Rickards make an appearance as Felicity.
Former Battlestar Galactica stars that have appeared on The Flash and Arrow include Aaron Douglas, James Callis, Tahmoh Penikett, and Rekha Sharma.
The Flash will premiere on October 10th at 8/7c on the CW.