Young Canadian actor Jaren Brandt Bartlett has been cast in the CW series Smallville, where he will play the Blue Beetle.

Bartlett will appear in Booster, the 17th episode of Smallville's 10th and final season. Little is known about the plot line of the episode, although it will delve into Blue Beetle's origin story.

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In related news, soap opera actor Eric Martsolf has signed on to play Booster in this 17th episode.

Smallville returns to wrap up its final season with all new episodes on Friday, January 28 at 8 PM ET on the CW Network.