Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny
“The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said that they will introduce Ralph Dibny’s (Hartley Sawyer) comic book love interest Sue Dearbon only after they fully establish Ralph as a character. The CW

Sue Dearbon, Ralph Dibny’s famed love interest in the comics, is coming to CW’s “The Flash.”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that there’s a plan in place to introduce Sue to the series but viewers aren’t going to meet her anytime soon. “We want to wait to get to know Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) and exhaust Ralph where he is before he meets Sue,” Kreisberg explained. “Ralph and Sue are endgame, as the kids like to say, so you don’t want to bring her in too soon. But that’s definitely in our plan. Not for this year, but we’ll see.”

In the comics, Sue and Ralph shared a very loving relationship, which all started when Ralph, aka Elongated Man, crashed Sue’s debutante ball just to catch a glimpse of her. A whirlwind romance followed, and a short time later, the two got married with Barry Allen serving as Ralph’s best man.

Sue accompanied Ralph as he traveled around the globe as part of the Justice League, for which she worked as an administrator. Although her marriage to Ralph put her in numerous dangerous situations, Sue stuck with him through it all.

In the source material, Sue was a socialite but it’s likely that the show’s version of the character is going to be different just like Hartley’s Ralph from his comic book counterpart.

“You don’t want to add something that you already have,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine of their decision to tweak Hartley’s version of Ralph. “Ralph in the comics is very squeaky clean… and a good guy. The one thing we didn’t have on this show — because everybody is so likable — is a jerk. Harry (Tom Cavanagh) has become a jerk in a different way, but we didn’t have somebody who was just sort of a louse and crude and liked to drink, somebody who would also come in and sort of point out how silly it is that everyone’s in a superhero show. … We thought it would be interesting [to ask], ‘What if you had a little bit of a murkier backstory, and by the time we got to season whatever, he’s the Ralph Dibny that everybody knows and loves from the comics?’”

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“The Flash” Season 4 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.