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In the latest episode, The Flash introduced a highly-anticipated brand new baddie by the name of Amunet Black, played by none other than Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica and Longmire fame. Amunet is a villainess known to fans of DC Comics, but Sackhoff made sure to put her own twist on the character that resulted in an unexpected trait. When asked why she waited until The Flash to join a superhero project, Katee Sackhoff had this to say about Amunet and what she added to the role:
Accents aren't really apparent one way or another with characters on the pages of comics, but the original Amunet was decidedly not a Brit. Fans of the character in the comics -- and fans who know that Sackhoff herself is American -- were probably surprised to hear the English twang in Amunet's speech. Apparently, the accent came from Sackhoff's interpretation of the character rather than from Andrew Kreisberg or any of the other folks behind the scenes. Who can really argue that villains sound all the more evil when they have English accents?
All of this said, Amunet wasn't exactly the best-known DC Comics character ever to make it to the small screen, and Katee Sackhoff's performance will likely introduce her to many people for the very first time. According to Sackhoff, Amunet's relatively minor role in the grand scheme of DC Comics history had some interesting effects on how she and the Flash team crafted the TV interpretation:
It's a real sign that a comic character is somewhat obscure if renowned comic guru Kevin Smith doesn't recognize the name. While Katee Sackhoff's version of Amunet will have some deliberate similarities to the Joker of Batman lore, we can probably count on a character unlike any other on TV, whether in the Arrow-verse or otherwise.
Amunet will return to The Flash in the ninth episode of Season 4. If you want to see Katee Sackhoff in action before that point, you can catch her in the sixth and final season of Longmire, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, November 17 at 12:01 a.m. PT. For other shows that won't be back for new seasons, swing by our breakdown of all the 2017 TV cancellations so far.