Rickards will appear as the headspinning rogue in the fourth episode of the show’s third season, which starts airing this fall. By casting her, the show has departed from the original source material, which traditionally depicts The Top as a male character. That being said, Rickards’ version of the character will possess the same abilities as the version from the comics: namely, the power to make people’s heads spin:
Rickards is best known for her lead role as Jenna Hamilton on MTV‘s comedy drama series Awkward and has also guest-starred on episodes of Zoey 101, Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Entourage, and American Horror Story: Murder House. Her film credits include Fly Away, Sassy Pants, A Haunted House 2, and Behaving Badly. She can be seen next in the comedy The Outskirts.
Additionally, episode 304 is shaping up to be a big one for the series as not only will it introduce one of the Scarlet Speeder’s most formidable foes in Mirror Master, it will also feature the return of fan-favorite Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold. “It’s kind of the origin of Mirror Master…We’re really excited,” teased executive producers Aaron & Todd Helbing, “It’s the origin story of him, but it’s this struggle between Mirror Master and Captain Cold and you get to see who comes out on top.” Sounds interesting enough and while the duo wouldn’t reveal anything more, they did enthusiastically express their excitement on working with Miller again.
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