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The Flash Has Added Another Glee Vet As A Possible Villain

Season 4 of The Flash has been as hectic as any season before it, with Barry's life getting all the more complicated behind bars. We'll soon get to see a new character arriving to join the fun, and it'll be played by the fifth Glee star to join the Arrow-verse. Former TV bully portrayer Max Adler has been added to The Flash's roster to take on a hard-rocking role that probably won't do much to help Team Flash out.

For an episode that's reportedly set to air in March, Max Adler is set to enter Central City as someone named Jaco Birch, who happens to have a fascination with setting things on fire. But while Legends of Tomorrow was able to utilize the flame-on heroics of Firestorm and Mick Rory's Heatwave, we're not so sure that Jaco will be wholly interested in helping anyone but himself out.

That said, Jaco Birth is someone whose job is to help people out. According to FlashTVNews, Jaco has a huge obsession with music, particularly classic heavy metal tracks, and he works as a roadie for under-the-radar bands that will almost definitely result in some of The Flash's most confounding musical moments. TV never really does heavy metal music justice, right?

Is anyone shocked that we're seeing another Glee veteran getting a music-oriented role?As stated earlier, Adler is actually the fifth Glee actor to appear in the Arrow-verse. The two biggest former stars are obviously The Flash's Grant Gustin and Supergirl's Melissa Benoist, and we saw Blake Jenner, who was then Benoist's husband, get involved as Supergirl's Adam Foster. Darren Criss actually gave the show its biggest musical showstoppers yet as the quasi-villainous Music Meister, so we'll see if Jaco Birch has more to add there.

Max Adler was just recently on an episode of Criminal Minds and had recurring arcs on Young and the Restless and Switched at Birth. But he got his big break when he joined Glee in 2009 as the initially confrontative Dave Karofsky, who bullied others to hide the fact that he was secretly gay. Dave eventually found redemption in his arc, but will the same be said for Jaco Birch?

Also, did Adler think he was fooling anyone about his Flash role by recently posting pics about successfully making it out of an escape room with the cast and crew? Seems like something even Ralph could have figured out.

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Will Jaco Birch have something to do with Iris getting a super-suit? Will he be involved with that mystery woman that keeps popping up? We're not sure yet, but we'll definitely be watching to find out. The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW at 8:00 p.m. ET. Head to our 2018 Superhero TV rundown and our midseason premiere schedule to see what other new and returning shows are on the way soon.

Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.