Tom Felton is heading from Hogwarts to Central City.
The Harry Potter actor — who memorably portrayed sniveling bully Draco Malfoy in all of the Potter films thus far — has joined the cast of The CW's comic book TV series The Flash as a series regular. He'll play Julian Dorn, a Central City Police Department crime scene investigator who "suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.”
This will be Felton's first big role in an American superhero property, but not his first go-around on television: he's had stints on shows like Labyrinth, Full Circle, and Murder in the First since graduating from the Potter franchise. It'll be interesting to see if he leans into his villainous tendencies (most Flash viewers will clearly know him best as Draco), or if the character will be a decent guy himself who just so happens to think something's up with Barry.
The Flash returns for season 3 on October 4th, and they'll be putting their own spin on DC Comics' Flashpoint event from the comics, which should have pretty massive effects throughout the show. Here's hoping Felton's character in the show is more competent than Barry's co-workers from the old 1990 show. Did you ever watch that series? Those cops were the worst.
Source: TV Line