“The Flash” S3 Promo, Lasance Is The Rival

Well it turns out Savitar won’t be the only speedster coming to the upcoming third season of The CW’s “The Flash”.

TV Line reports that “Spartacus” and “The Vampire Diaries” alum Todd Lasance has been cast in the role of ‘The Rival,’ an enemy of Jay Garrick, in the new season and will make his debut in the season premiere.

Lasance was spotted a few months ago filming on set in a black speedster outfit which led to the speculation of his link to the role of Savitar, but executive producer Greg Berlanti has confirmed on Twitter this week that the role of Savitar has yet to be cast.

Dr. Alchemy serves as the ‘big bad’ for the first half of the third season with Savitar dominating the second half which hasn’t begun shooting yet.

On top of that, the first commercial for the new season has been released online and offers a look at some new footage from the Flashpoint storyline. “The Flash” returns October 4th.