Quick on this heels of this afternoon’s news of the casting of Booster Gold and and Jaime Reyes’ Blue Beetle comes word that Smallville has also landed its Ted Kord.
TV Guide reports that Sebastian Spence, best known for his starring role in First Wave, will play the inventor-turned-superhero in the Geoff Johns-penned episode “Booster.” Tom Welling is set to direct.
“We meet Ted Kord as a captain of industry who has lost a valuable weapon … the scarab,” executive producer Brian Peterson tells TV Guide. “He’ll cross paths with Booster Gold, Jaime Reyes, and, of course, Clark.”
As we reported earlier, Days of Our Lives actor Eric Martsolf will play Booster Gold, who developed a friendship with Kord — the second Blue Beetle — in DC Comics’ late 1980s/early 1990s Justice League series. Relative newcomer Jaren Brandt Bartlett will portray Jaime Reyes, who became the third Blue Beetle in 2006’s Infinite Crisis.
Spence, 41, has also appeared in episodes of Battlestar Galactica — he was pilot Noel “Nacho” Allison — Supernatural and Dawson’s Creek.
Smallville‘s 10th and final season airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.