CW’s ‘The Flash’ has unveiled its new villain in a teaser trailer released during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The short clip revealed the big bad, Dr. Ramsey (played by Sendhil Ramamurthy), who also goes by the name “Bloodwork”. With black demonic eyes like something out of ‘Supernatural’ and a mission to “cure” the world of death, Bloodwork is all set to turn Barry Allen’s life into a living hell.
The panel revealed there will be two big bads in this season, but the first will be Bloodwork. The two story arcs will reportedly be split up like graphic novels. Season 6 will reportedly introduce him as an old acquaintance of Dr. Snow.
Executive Producer Eric Wallace described the character as a very different big bad who will make for a very compelling villain.
The teaser reveals Bloodwork’s hatred for heroes, truth-seekers and others who attempt to protect life. The villain sees people like the members of Team Flash as “cancers”. The trailer also teased the upcoming ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ event.
“In the end, there’s only one battle. One thing to fight against. An eternal enemy who must be eliminated forever,” the villain says in the teaser. “And that’s death itself.”
You can check out the whole trailer here:
Grant Gustin will be returning to the show as Barry Allen/The Flash with Candice Patton as Iris West. Other returning cast members include Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L Martin, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost and Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne. Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco/Vibe, will also be returning in the sixth season despite rumors to the contrary.
Season 6 will set up ‘Crisis on Infinite Earth’, an event that is expected to see the death of one of the Arrowverse heroes. During the panel, Gustin teased that the Flash might be the one to die and said the show could go on without him, though the audience loudly disagreed. The panel confirmed that Cavanagh will be playing Pariah, a character who is instrumental in releasing the villain of 'Crisis', the Anti-Monitor.
'The Flash' will return for Season 6 on October 8, 2019.