Fans attending Comic-Con were among the first to learn that the cast of The Flash is expanding to include two more characters from the DC Comics Universe.
Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex, Raising the Bar) joins the cast as Jay Garrick. Comic book fans know Jay as the first DC Comics character to take on the mantle of The Flash, but in the series, Warner Bros. describes Jay as a “mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.”
“Having Jay Garrick come onto the show was one of our earliest ideas. It is so exciting, as we rush into season two, that we finally get to bring the Crimson Comet to life. We couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy,” stated The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
Shantel VanSanten (The Messengers, The Final Destination, One Tree Hill) is set to join the cast as the metahuman-obsessed police officer and science enthusiast Patty Spivot. It sounds like Patty will serve as a new love interest for The Flash this season. She’ll partner up with Det. Joe West and catch Barry’s eye, but Spivot will have no idea that new crush is actually The Flash.
“We were huge fans of The Messengers and are excited to have Shantel join us to help complicate Barry Allen’s love life in season two,” said Kreisberg of Shantel’s addition to the cast.
The Flash returns for season two on Tuesday, October 6, at 8/7c on The CW.
What are your thoughts on the new characters headed to the series? Talk to us in the comments below!
Photo Credit:DC Comics/Rainer Hosch/Smile XXVII Studios