‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ Cast News: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair Join the Superhero Shows

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The CW’s The Flash and Supergirl used the San Diego Comic Con to announce three new cast members for their upcoming seasons. Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes, New Amsterdam) is confirmed to play the DC villain Bloodwork (aka Dr. Ramsey Rosso) in the sixth season of the comic-book inspired series, The Flash, premiering on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT. Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) have joined the cast of season five of Supergirl.

Bloodwork is described as “a brilliant physician with a genius intellect, and the world’s leading expert on hematological oncology. A former colleague of S.T.A.R. Labs’ Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Rosso rekindles their friendship after they are reunited by an unexpected event. But their longtime bond is quickly shattered when the doctor’s desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path…one that transforms Rosso from an old friend into the most chilling villain Team Flash has ever faced: the monstrous Bloodwork.”

Julie Gonzalo will play DC Character Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata) and Staz Nair will play an original character named William Dey.

Gonzalo’s Andrea Rojas is “a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire.” She will be “making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret.”

Nair’s reporter William Dey appears to be a “cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism. Dey’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.”

Both Gonzalo and Nair will debut on the series during the first episode of Supergirl season five arriving on October 6, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT.

The CW also released an official photo of series star Melissa Benoist in her new season five Supergirl costume. The Kryptonian supersuit was designed by Victoria Auth and created by Ironhead Studios and Bill Hargates Costumes. “We’re beyond excited to update Supergirl’s iconic suit. We think her new image is strong and powerful. We hope the fans are as excited about it as we are,” explained executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner.