DC Comics and The CW announced Hartley Sawyer has been cast in a recurring role in the upcoming fourth season of the comic book-inspired series, The Flash. Sawyer will be taking on the role of Ralph Dibney, also known as the Elongated Man. He joins The Flash cast which is led by Grant Gustin in the title role and features Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L Martin, Candice Patton, and Keiynan Lonsdale.
The Flash season four is set to premiere on October 10, 2017.
Per DC Comics: “Described as one of the Flash’s most iconic allies, Ralph Dibny – a.k.a. The Elongated Man – is a fast-talking private investigator with investigative skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City’s greatest mysteries.
In the comics, Dibny developed as a private eye after he struck out on his own, but it’s fitting that he’s making his live action debut on The Flash. The character first debuted in 1960’s THE FLASH #112, where he became a supporting character in the comic before later appearing in DETECTIVE COMICS and eventually joining the big league as a member of the JLA. He also played a key role (along with his wife, Sue Dibny) in 2004’s impactful IDENTITY CRISIS.
The Elongated Man’s abilities are all in his name – he can alter and contort the shape of his body to make it longer, larger, flatter, or just about any other shape imaginable. Combine that with his brilliant detective skills and he’s likely to become a powerful new ally to the Scarlet Speedster.”
Sawyer’s credits include Glory Daze, The Young and the Restless, Caper, Miss 2059, and Saving the Human Race: Webisodes.