Exclusive: Spartacus Villain Brings Reign of Terror to The CW's Tomorrow People

Michael Ausiello and Vlada Gelman
Simon Merrells The Tomorrow People
Simon Merrells The Tomorrow People

Yet another Spartacus vet is headed to The CW’s Wednesday lineup.

Simon Merrells, who played the evil Marcus Crassus in Starz’ Spartacus: War of the Damned, is joining The Tomorrow People in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. 

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According to exec producer Phil Klemmer, Merrells will play “somebody who has a lot of power over” Mark Pellegrino’s villain Jedikiah, adding, “We’re going to get to see him, hopefully, through the back half [of the season].”

The casting follows last week’s news that Merrells’ Spartacus co-star, Cynthia Addai Robinson, is joining Tomorrow People‘s Wednesday lead-in Arrow as DC Comics baddie Amanda Waller. And Arrow already counts Spartacus‘ Manu Bennett as a regular.

The Tomorrow People premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9/8c.

Which Sparty alum should The CW recruit next? Deposit any/all suggestions in the comments.

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