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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

THE FLASH Casts Devon Graye as The Trickster


Looks like Mark Hamill has a new apprentice...

ComicBook.com has revealed that the hit CW series The Flash has cast Devon Graye as DC Comics character Axel Walker, better known to Flash fans as the second Trickster.

Graye will join Hamill, who is reprising his 1990-91 television role of James Jesse, the original Trickster, in Episode 17 of the show's first season.  The episode was originally described "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."

The 27-year-old actor is best known as the teenaged Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series Dexter.  He's also had various guest appearances on the television series American Horror Story: Asylum, Body of Proof, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Leverage, CSI: Miami, and Bones.

Created in 2002 by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins, Axel Walker first appeared in The Flash (vol.2) #183 as a teenager who stole all of the first Trickster's gadgets while James Jesse was working for the FBI.  After briefly joining the supervillain Blacksmith, the second Trickster was invited to join the Rogues under Captain Cold's leadership.

In the current New 52 continuity, the Trickster was a member of the Black Razors, a team that dealt with an invasion by the Daemonites.  Now with the Rogues, Walker attempted to reason with Grodd during an invasion of Central City and ended up losing his right hand.

The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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