The Flash Scoop: Alias' Victor Garber Recruited to Flesh Out Firestorm

The Flash Victor Garber Firestorm

TV’s erstwhile Spy Daddy is now spying a quite interesting mission on The Flash.

TVLine has learned that Alias alum Victor Garber has been cast on The CW’s brand-new superhero hit in the recurring role of Dr. Martin Stein — aka one half of the heroic entity known as Firestorm.

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In the DC Comics character’s TV iteration, Stein is a brilliant but arrogant nuclear physicist who has sacrificed everything, including a marriage, for his work in transmutation. After he discovers that S.T.A.R. Labs’ malfunctioning particle accelerator has fused him with the younger, more impulsive Ronnie Raymond (played by The Tomorrow People‘s Robbie Amell), the doc races to find a way to separate them before it’s too late.

Of note, Garber’s previous TV credits also include Eli Stone, which was created by Greg Berlanti and counted Andrew Kreisberg as a producer — both of whom now are EPs on The Flash.

The Flash this week debuted to 4.8 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, making it The CW’s most watched and highest rated series launch in five years.

Garber, who also is due back as Sleepy Hollow‘s Papa Crane this season, will make his debut on The Flash in Episode 12.

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  1. L says:

    Waiting for the “Firestorm” spin-off show.

  2. Ali Tuñón says:

    The Flash – excellent cast and crew. Continued success 👍

  3. Lysh says:

    YES I love Victor Garber! This is awesome.

  4. C says:

    Ooh, fun casting!

  5. cdhaskell says:

    I hope that the Firestorm will get his own spin-off show. The show get the right actor in Victor Gerber to play Dr. Martin Stein. I can’t wait to see the Firestorm origin story.

  6. herman1959 says:

    This sounds interesting, and I’m looking forward to his return to Sleepy Hollow also, but I may have to stop reading Scoop features for The Flash. I’m feeling like they are starting to spoil it for me – I think I’d enjoy this particular show without knowing the details beforehand.

  7. Fan says:

    SO EXCITED! Firestorm comics fan here!

  8. Steve F. says:

    Perfect casting. Glad to see Victor Garber staying busy!

  9. rimom5 says:

    I hope Garber returns to Web Therapy! He’s a great comedic actor, too.

  10. Keniri says:

    Hell yeah! I’ve been hoping that the producers stuck with the original incarnation of Firestorm. I have a feeling that Firestorm could end up becoming a spinoff series but that the original version of Firestorm’s origins had Ronnie Raymond getting mixed up with eco terrorists, which ended up transforming him into the elemental known as Firestorm. Nice to see that they finally cast for Dr. Martin Stein and it’s nice to see that they have the perfect actors lined up for the Firestorm persona. But, I’m curious as to how they’re going to handle “Firestorm’s” voice.

  11. Sera says:

    Perfect casting. I’ve been a huge fan of Victor’s for a long time.. but he’ll always be Spy Daddy to me :)

  12. Mehvash says:

    Brilliant move. Victor garber is the best! loved him on Alias and i saw him on Eli Stone.

  13. Jared says:

    Victor and Robbie are sure to make a great team! Can’t wait to see more episodes of The Flash.

  14. Ram510 says:

    I like both Victor and Robbie. I’m happy Robbie will be back in TV, he’s a pretty good actor (better than the wooden Stephen Amell). Hopefully both of these guys land a series regular role somewhere soon

  15. Liz says:

    So excited! I love Victor Garber!

  16. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting news! Can’t wait to see Firestorm on the show!

  17. John Nelson says:

    *crosses his fingers and toes* Please let them get this one thing right!!!!!!!!