Sometimes the winners of the People’s Choice Awards are programs that don’t exactly appeal to people with – what’s the word I’m looking for – “taste.” But sometimes taste makers and the omnivores of the TV universe agree on something, and this year, that something is the awesomeness of the CW series The Flash. At last night’s ceremony for the People’s Choice Awards (you may have already seen the clip of Captain America Chris Evans helping Betty White to the stage, re-certifying his volunteer merit badge in the process), The Flash beat out some strong competition to win the Favorite New TV Drama award. So the Fastest Man Alive is starting off the year right! Good thing, because as revealed by a new trailer, it’s a villain-palooza for 2015 in Central City.
But first, to re-iterate as per Comic Book.com, The Flash is the people’s choice for Best New Drama, beating out ABC shows Forever and How to Get Away With Murder, as well as fellow DC Comics-based series Constantine and Gotham. Meanwhile, The Flash’s network mate Jane the Virgin won Favorite New TV Comedy.
And from the looks of things, it seems like The Flash and his alterego Barry Allen could use some laughs because a new trailer highlights some very bad times ahead. Yes sir, the bad guys will be running both hot and cold when The Flash comes back from its midseason break later this month as Captain Cold (the returning Wentworth Miller) and new bad guy Heat Wave (played by Miller’s Prison Break bro and former Blade: Trinity “Dracula” Dominic Purcell) team-up to take out the Scarlet Speedster. For added fun, the below trailer introduces us to the Pied Piper (played by Andy Mientus), who, much to Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) chagrin, comes with his own nickname.
Let’s check out the trailer for The Flash season 1.5 courtesy of TV Line.
In one final bit of Flash villain news, Comic Book.com confirmed that Spartacus star Liam McIntyre will be joining the rogues gallery as Mark Mardon, AKA: The Weather Wizard. You may recall that Clyde Mardon (played by Chad Rook), who also had weather-controlling powers, was the bad guy in the pilot. Well, Mark is his brother, and he’s coming to Central City for revenge against the cop who shot his brother, Det. Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). McIntyre will appear in episodes 15 and 16 of the series. For the record, McIntyre is the fifth cast member from Spartacus to get a part in the Arrow/Flash universe, joining Manu Bennet (Deathstroke), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Amanda Waller), Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul) and Nick Tarabay (Captain Boomerang).
The Flash returns with new episodes on The CW starting Tuesday January 20.