The CW's new DC-based sci-fi series The Flash
will introduce two gay characters during its first season.
Show producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg explained that one character - who already features in the DC universe - will debut in the first 12 episodes, but refused to give further details about the character's identity.
The new character will be the show's second LGBT character, in addition to David Singh, who will be played by Patrick Sabongui.
Berlanti and Kreisberg told The Huffington Post
that the first 12 episodes of The Flash
don't deal with Singh's sexuality, but suggested that it will be explored in later instalments.
It was recently announced that out gay actor Wentworth Miller will appear in the series as super-villain Captain Cold - read more here
Meanwhile, the actor recently revealed that he thought it was “his job” to act straight while starring on Prison Break
between 2005 and 2009 – click here for the full story
Set to debut on US network The CW in September, The Flash
centres on a socially awkward police forensic investigator called Barry Allen, who will be played by Grant Gustin.
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