Tom Felton will not be returning as a series regular for the fourth season of The Flash, EW has learned exclusively.
Felton joined the show as a series regular in season 3 as Flashpoint creation Julian Albert, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) prickly CSI lab partner who turned out to be Doctor Alchemy — though he was unaware of being an acolyte of Savitar. He was also a love interest to Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker).
At the close of season 3, Julian was still a member of Team Flash, but with Barry now trapped in the Speed Force, and the show jumping ahead at least six months, it appears that Julian has left the team. The character was missing from the new season 4 footage in the recently released trailer, which was shown at Comic-Con, an event the Harry Potter alum also didn’t attend.
As of yet, Felton has not booked a return to the show — Floriana Lima, for instance, will return for “multiple episodes” of Supergirl next season despite not returning as a series regular — but as with all actors in the Berlanti-verse, there’s a chance we could see Felton again if it makes sense for the story and his scheduling permits it.
The news comes on the heels of The Flash casting The 100 alum Neil Sandilands as DC villain Clifford Devoe, a.k.a. The Thinker, and Kim Engelbrecht (Dominion, Eye in the Sky) as DC character The Mechanic, a highly intelligent engineer who designs devices for Devoe. Plus, Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sons of Anarchy) has signed on to play the role of Breacher, a feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and the imposing father to inter-dimensional bounty hunter, Gypsy (Jessica Camacho). Get more scoop here.
The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.