Battlestar Galactica veteran Aaron Douglas will be playing The Turtle in next week’s midseason premiere of The Flash, Entertainment Weekly has revealed. The Turtle is a metahuman who can slow time.
“In a surprisingly funny twist, Cisco [Carlos Valdes] has actually been hunting The Turtle the entire series,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told EW.
“To Barry’s surprise, everybody knows about Cisco’s hunt for the great white whale, which is The Turtle; he’s the only one who didn’t know about it. We love the idea that there was a villain out there that they knew about, but they just haven’t bothered to tell the audience about yet. All Barry wants to do is get faster, because if he can get faster, he can take on Zoom. He’s going up against a villain who is literally slowing him down. This is one of our best episodes coming back that we’ve ever done. It feels big and emotional,” he said.
Aaron Douglas has played a villain in DC TV before. He appeared in the Smallville episode “Obscura” as “Deputy Michael Vertigo” and returned to the show in Season 7 for the episode “Traveler.”