Casting for season two of The Flash is currently underway. The series recently added actress Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot, a new love interest for Barry Allen, while actor Teddy Sears will play original Flash Jay Garrick. The season will also introduce Wally West and new big bad Zoom, as well as plenty of new characters from Earth-2.
Now, another casting announcement has been made, and DC fans will surely recognize this name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Ironside will guest star in an episode of The Flash this season. He will play Lewis Snart, the “abusive” father of Leonard (Captain Cold) and Lisa Snart (Golden Glider). He will make his debut in episode three of the season, titled “Family of Rogues,” which will also feature Leonard and Lisa. It is unknown if he will appear in any further episodes.
The senior Snart 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.” Known for roles in films such as Top Gun, Ironside is also recognizable for his voice work in various animated DC shows. Most notably, he voiced Darkseid in Superman: The Animated Series and the two DCAU Justice League shows. Additionally, he played Lois Lane’s father on Smallville.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. The Flash returns to The CW on October 6th.