Comedian Tone Bell will join “The Flash” for a multi-episode arc in the back half of the superhero show’s sophomore season.
Bell will play Scott Evans, the brash new editor at Central City Picture News. Devoted to hard journalism, Evans will push Iris (Candice Patton) and all his reporters to dig deeper into their stories and report the truth about what’s really happening in Central City. His predecessor at the paper, Eric Larkin (Tom Butler), was recently killed in a confrontation with Earth-2 villain Dr. Light (Malese Jow).
Bell currently stars on NBC’s “Truth Be Told” (which recently had its order trimmed to 10 episodes) and co-created and sold a half-hour scripted comedy based on his life to FX, which he will star in, write and executive produce.
“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW. The series returns from its winter hiatus on January 19, 2016.