DCTV Casting News | ARROW Goes Darhk, The Flash Adds Two To The Team, And Supergirl Gains A Lord


During San Diego Comic Con this weekend DC Entertainment dropped some casting news in regards to some of their properties, those being Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl!


To kick-off this casting news, we start with Arrow or should I say Green Arrow from now on, thanks to a new official image(see above) of Stephen Amell in a new costume which was shown off at SDCC, as DC have announced that Neal McDonough has been cast as Damien Darhk, a villain much like this season's Ra's Al Ghul as he and Darhk were once assassins together but split off to make their own Leagues as hinted during this past season. McDonough will be joining the show as a series regular for season four. This isn’t McDonough’s first dip in the DC Universe—he voiced Deadshot in the animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham.


Arrow’s fourth season premieres on Wednesday, October 7th on The CW.


Moving swiftly along to The Flash and boy do we have some good news for fans who wish a certain Crimson Comet to appear on the show as DC have announced that Jay Garrick will be introduced in the second season and he will be played by Masters of Sex’s Teddy Sears. In the comics, Garrick was the very first Flash, and is known for his winged silver helmet, which was glimpsed briefly in the Season 1 finale. On the Flash TV show, Jay is a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.

The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “Having Jay Garrick come onto the show was one of our earliest ideas. It is so exciting, as we rush into season two, that we finally get to bring the Crimson Comet to life. We couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy.”


In addition, Shantel VanSanten of The Messengers and One Tree Hill has been cast in the role of Patty Spivot. A newer character and perhaps slightly lesser known, Patty Spivot is a police officer and science enthusiast who catches the eye of Barry Allen. On the show, Patty is obsessed with metahumans and partners with Det. Joe West this season but has no idea that her new crush is the Flash.

“We were huge fans of The Messengers and are excited to have Shantel join us to help complicate Barry Allen’s love life in season two,” said Kreisberg about VanSanten’s casting.

The Flash’s second season debuts on Tuesday, October 6th.


Lastly Supergirl has revealed that Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga) is joining the cast of Supergirl in the recurring role of Maxwell Lord.

As fans will know, Maxwell Lord has quite a storied history in DC Comics continuity. Sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero and sometimes a little of both Lord has been written both with and without super powers. He’s also been involved with the Justice League and played a role in the formation of the Justice League International. On CBS’s new series, Lord is a green tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant and a fascination with National City’s newest arrival — Supergirl.

Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I have been fans of Peter for years.  We’re beyond thrilled to have him join us on Supergirl’s first adventures bringing the iconic Maxwell Lord to life.”

Supergirl premieres on CBS on Monday, October 26, at a special time of 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. CST) on CBS, and will then air Mondays at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST).


Extar bit of casting news outside SDCC '15 comes from THR, and they are reporting that The Flash has added Michael Ironside to the cast. He will play Leonard and Lisa Snart's estranged father, Lewis Snart. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as Lewis is described as cold-blooded, ruthless career criminal. Recently released from prison, he returns to Central City with a plan that will endanger both of his children. In the comics, not much is known about the Snart patriarch, other than he was so abusive that as a child, the future Captain Cold spent more time with his grandfather, who ran an ice truck.

Ironside will guest star in episode 203, entitled “Family of Rogues. Miller and List will also be in the episode as their villainous alter egos.

Ironside is recognizable from numerous film credits, including Top Gun, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. He's also stepped into the comic book world before, voicing characters in animated versions of Batman, Superman, Justice League, Wolverine and X-Men. He also played Lois Lane's father in three episodes of Smallville.

The Flash is poised to introduce a world's worth of heroes and villains in season two, which will delve into the mythos of DC Comics' Earth-Two — an alternate world featuring different characters. Miller's Captain Cold will appear in Arrow/The Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow, which is set to premiere early next year. At Comic-Con, the producers said the first few episodes of Arrow and The Flash this season would help put the characters from the spinoff in play to make them available for the Legends.

Check out all the panels from Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl here:





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