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

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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.

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