Wentworth Miller Cast in The Flash as Captain Cold Leonard Snart

Entertainment Jul. 18, 2014 AT 6:35PM
Wentworth Miller Wentworth Miller has been cast in The Flash. Credit: Tony Barson/WireImage.com

Big gig! Wentworth Miller just landed a role in the upcoming CW show The Flash

The Prison Break alum, 42, will appear in the television show as Leonard Snart, a villain better known as Captain Cold. The news of Miller's casting was announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills on Friday, July 18. 

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The icy character appeared in the original comics and will serve as a rival to the hero of Barry Allen, better known as The Flash. Glee alum Grant Gustin has booked the title role, after first holding the part in Arrow in 2013. 

Premiering on Oct. 7, The Flash is a spinoff from the successful Arrow series. The upcoming program has already cast Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, and Tom Cavanagh, and will continue to add to the lineup in the coming months. 

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Miller wrapped his starring turn in Prison Break in 2009, booking smaller roles in the years since. He made an appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, had a part in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and made a cameo in House M.D. 

While recent years have not been as busy in his career, Miller made headlines with his personal life when he came out as gay in August 2013. In an interview with Details, which appears in the August issue on newsstands now, Miller spoke on his decision to come out. 

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"I feel more fully expressed," he told the publication. "After Prison Break, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt. I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of 'We don't address that thing.'"

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