The latest updates and spoilers for "The Flash" Season 5 reveal more details about the show's current main villain, Cicada. "American Pie" star Chris Klein talked about his character during an interview with Cinemablend, and how his status as a father motivates him to kill metahumans.

Cast member Jesse L. Martin will take a hiatus in the show due to a back injury. Season 5 will feature Barry Allen and Team Flash take on Cicada and a new breed of metahuman tech-based villains after they destroyed the Enlightenment machine. They are joined by Barry's daughter, Nora West-Allen, and detective Harrison "Sherloque" Wells.

Cicada origin story teased

According to Cinemablend, Chris Klein confirmed that Orlin Dwyer (Cicada) will have his own origin story within this season and tidbits of it will be shown in several episodes until audiences reach his own episode. Unlike the previous major villains, Cicada is motivated by his daughter who is in a coma during The Thinker's enlightenment campaign in Central City.

Orlin blames every metahuman within the city and wants to get rid of all of them whether they are good or bad. Klein also revealed that Cicada's dagger can do much more than absorb a metahuman's power and the scar on his shoulder will play a huge part in his arc as the story progresses.

Klein adds that sadness is a major part of Cicada's character and underneath his ruthlessness lies a lonely side that audiences will sympathize with him instead of hating him.

"Every villain has a reason for being, and Orlin's is a pretty heavy one. This guy comes with a lot of sadness...Things have gone on in Orlin's life that make him sad, " Klein said. "He's got some regrets. And there's a bit of self-loathing. We're going to learn that there was a time in Orlin's life that he is making up for."

Jesse L. Martin on temporary leave

According to TV Guide, Jesse L.

Martin took a leave of absence from "The Flash" TV series due to a back injury he suffered while the show was off the air. While the origin of his injury has not been revealed, Martin's appearances will be cut short this season and the CW Network will address his absence soon.

The "Rent" actor played veteran CCPD detective Joe West since the pilot and has been the source of strength and wisdom for Barry and the rest of Team Flash in their fight against metahumans in Central City.

It was previously reported that the show's 100th episode will feature the return of speedster villains Reverse-Flash, Zoom, Savitar, Trajectory, and The Rival.