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Chris Klein to play super-villain in Season 5 of 'The Flash'

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Karen Butler
Chris Klein is to co-star in Season 5 of The Flash. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Chris Klein is to co-star in Season 5 of "The Flash." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

July 23 (UPI) -- American Pie and Election alum Chris Klein is joining the cast of The Flash for Season 5, which is scheduled to premiere Oct. 9 on The CW.

Klein will play Cicada, the villain who faces off against the titular superhero played by Grant Gustin.

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"After outthinking The Thinker, you'd hope that Barry Allen aka The Flash might have some down time to contemplate his future with his new wife, Iris (played by Candice Patton,)" a press release said. "But with their speedster daughter from the future, Nora (played by Jessica Parker Kennedy), already grown and a part of their lives, they've now got to face Central City's newest menace -- the DC super-villain Cicada!"

"So Stoked!" Klein tweeted Sunday, along with a link to a news report about his casting.

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