There seems to be a direct pipeline from Spartacus to the casting office for Arrow and The Flash. Alum of the gladiator series already having appeared are Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson), Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Amanda Waller) and Nick Tarabay (Digger Harkness)… now you can add Liam McIntyre to the list as he has been cast to play Mark Mardon, the brother of Clyde Mardon (Chad Rook), and the villain known as Weather Wizard.
The second Mardon will have powers similar to the first and is said to be on a rampage looking for the man who shot his brother, Detective Joe West (Jesse L Martin). McIntyre will appear in episodes 15 and 16. McIntyre took over the role of Spartacus for the Starz television series when actor Andy Whitfield had to withdraw from the show due to his diagnosis with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma that led to his subsequent passing.
For fans of the Spartacus series, there has to be something entertaining about the idea that Crixus (Bennett) and Ashur (Tarabay) are imprisoned together on Lian Yu.
The Flash will return on January 20th and the CW has released the promo below.