As we learned at Comic-Con, The Flash will be adding a whole new set of characters for its second season. Referencing the storylines featured in DC’s Earth-Two, it’s already known Jay Garrick will appear in new episodes. Today, THR announced the addition of Michael Ironside to the cast: he will play Leonard Snart’s abusive father:
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Lewis is described as a cold-blooded, ruthless career criminal. Recently released from prison, he returns to Central City with a plan that will endanger both of his children. In the comics, not much is known about the Snart patriarch other than the fact that he was so abusive to his son — the future Captain Cold — that the boy spent more time with his grandfather who ran an ice truck.
Ironside will show up in episode 203, titled “Family of Rogues.” Obviously, both Captain Cold and Golden Glider will appear as well which should make for some extra special family drama. With Captain Cold appearing in both Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, it’s quite possible Lewis Snart may show up again in the not so distant future.