The Vampire Diaries Alum Heads to The Flash

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Todd Lasance is sticking around The CW.

The Australian actor, best known to American audiences as Julian on The Vampire Diaries Season 7, has landed a juicy role on The Flash Season 3.

Todd Lasance on The Vampire Diaries

According to various outlets, Lasance will come on board the beloved series as The Rival, a character from the DC Comics universe who is a self-made, black-suited speedster.

Look for him to make his debut on The Flash Season 3 premiere, which is set to sprint away on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c.

Aside from The Vampire Diaries, Lasance’s television fumes includes Spartacus: War of the Damned and Home and Away.

The Rival is simply the latest addition of foes who will go up against Barry and company this fall.

We previously reported on Grey Damon stopping by the series as Mirror Master, while Dr. Alchemy has not yet been cast.

The Flash will run up against Savitar, it was confirmed earlier this month at the Television Critics Association press tour.

The CW has released a new trailer that actually gives us our first glimpse of Savitar, another speedster with powers that transcend Barry’s and, therefore, elicit a cult following.

Check it out now:

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