'The Flash' season 6 may see Amunet Black return, Katee Sackhoff in talks with The CW show [EXCLUSIVE]
In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Katee Sackhoff, who plays Amunet Black on the show, revealed she has been in talks about making a return to the superhero series.
Katee Sackhoff’s Leslie Jocoy aka Amunet Black made her debut in the fourth season of The CW’s ‘The Flash’. On the show, Black is a meta-human crimelord who specializes in trading stolen technology on the black market. She continued to appear on and off throughout the season and was referred to a couple of times in season 5.
In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Sackhoff revealed she's been in talks about making her return to the show. She said, “We've sort of had that conversation with the powers that be over at 'The Flash' and as long as it works out with my schedule, I would imagine that I'll be there this season for a little.”
Sackhoff’s schedule is quite packed right now, especially with the debut of her latest sci-fi series ‘Another Life’ which arrived on Netflix July 25. Besides playing the lead, Sackhoff is also a producer on the show.
“I think that one of the things that I have always been scared of but really welcomed and have been craving in my job is more responsibility,” she said. “And when you are the lead of the show and also producer, you set the tone every single day on set.” With her added responsibilities on ‘Another Life’, Sackhoff revealed she wanted to ensure her co-stars got the job done while also having a fun, supportive environment to work in.
“I wanted to create a very serious work environment where we know what we're doing. It is a job,” Sackhoff explained. “But it's fun and it's supportive and it's safe. And you know, there's so many young actors on this show that I wanted them at the end of the day.., if we don't get picked up and we don't come back for a second season, I want them to take away from this show such a great experience that they take that out and it forms the rest of their career and that was something that I strive for.”
Despite spending a quarter-century working in the industry, Sackhoff has no interest in resting on her past laurels. She’s even got a new series coming up on her YouTube channel, where she intends to connect more closely with her fans while continuing on her journey of self-discovery.
“I want to continue to achieve things that challenge me and then I would love the opportunity to continue to work in this industry if I choose to,” Sackhoff said. “It's something that is a dream come true. I've already far exceeded any expectations I ever had for me in this job. I knew that I could shoot for the moon, I didn't actually think that it would work out and it did. So everything else in this point on out is the icing on the cake of a dream that's already come true. So now, it's just finding new things to challenge me and new ways to seek joy and happiness.”
There are still quite a few things the actor would love to work towards but for Sackhoff, “the goal changes as you get older in this business.”
“The things that I wanted to accomplish when I was younger aren't important to me anymore,” she explained. “Not because I didn't accomplish them but because what you want your life to look like changes. There's so much that I'm looking forward to like continuing to do more voice work on Star Wars, which is so great.”
She also mentioned how she loved voicing Bo-Katan on ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and working on ‘Riddick’ before talking about how she now wants to give back to the fans for all the love they’ve shown her over the years.
“At this point, one of the reasons why I'm launching the YouTube channel on August 6 is, I've lived my life for me,” Sackhoff said. “I have spent 25 years creating a career that I wanted and now it's time for me to give back and I asked the fans what they wanted from me and they were very clear that they wanted to follow along with me on this journey of seeking joy and love and a fuller life. And so that's what this YouTube channel is, it’s just giving back to the fans now.”
Despite her busy schedule, fans of ‘The Flash’ would no doubt love to see Sackhoff return as the brilliant Amunet Black, even if only for a few episodes. Season 1 of ‘Another Life’ is currently available for streaming on Netflix and Sackhoff’s YouTube series will be launching August 6.
Season 6 of ‘The Flash’ will premiere October 8 on The CW.