Hartley Sawyer and Danielle Nicolet upped to series regulars for The Flash season five, Jesse Rath for Supergirl season four

As the Arrowverse shows gear up for their next seasons (and the debut of Batwoman and Gotham City in the next big cross-over), The CW network has announced the promotion of three recurring characters to series regulars.

The Flash has promoted two recurring characters to season regulars. TV Line has reported that Hartley Sawyer, who plays Ralph Dibney (aka The Elongated Man) has been promoted to a series regular next season. This follows the recent announcement that Danielle Nicolet's Cecile, who appeared in the majority of season four, will also be a full time regular next season

TV Line has also confirmed that  Willa Holland's Thea and Paul Blackthorne's Quentin will not be back as series regulars on Arrow next season. Blackthorne's role is not surprising, considering the events of the season six finale, but the return of Colton Haynes's Roy Harper as a season regular does raise questions as to how Thea's storyline will go.

The site has also reported that Jesse Rath who played futuristic Brainiac-5, a member of the Legion of superheroes, will also be made a series regular for the fourth season of Supergirl. He appeared in five episodes of season three.

Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller made the following statement on Rath's promotion.

“We love the character of Brainiac-5 and can’t imagine anyone but Jesse Rath in the role. He brings such fun, heart and brilliance to Brainy and we’re so excited he’s joining the cast as a series regular for season 4. We have a lot of great Brainy stories to tell.”

Slightly more worrying, season regular Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winn has been reduced to a recurring role next year, TV Line has confirmed. here's what Rovner and Queller had to say about the change.

“We love Jeremy, and even though he’s [not going to be around full-time], we’re not saying goodbye to Winn at all. We’re already breaking big stories for him right now for the fall, and I think the fans will be excited to see what he has coming up.”


continues its final of season three episodes on Sky 1 on Mondays. You can read Robert Turnbull's review of the latest episode here and Baz Greenland's review of The Flash season four finale here and Arrow season six finale here.

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