Cicada will be the main villain in season 5 of the Flash. Cicada, David Hersch, murdered his wife in a severe thunderstorm. Hersch regretting what he has done, trying to take his own life, only to be struck by lighting. Now he is trying to a get cult by having the cult followers killed all the people Flash saved.
Chris Klein will be playing the character Cicada. He is famous for his roles in American Pie film franchise.
I am actually happy WB is not going to have another speedster as a main villain. They have a speedster as a main villain in season 1, 2 and 3. It is good WB changes it up a little because I was going to stop watching the Flash TV show if they were going to have a speedster as a main villain in season 4. The main villain in season 4 was unique. Hopefully season 5 villain will be just as good.
Cicada first appeared in Flash volume 2 issue 170 (March 2001) written by Geoff Johns. Mr. Johns is an American comic book writer famous for his DC characters like Flash, Aquaman, Superman and Green Lantern. Mr. Johns is now President and Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of DC Entertainment since 2016.
Back in late May 2018 Flash volume 2 issue 170 can be found online for around $10 plus shipping. Now you are looking at around $20 plus shipping.