The Flash Casts Teddy Sears As Jay Garrick and Shantel VanSanten As Patty Spivot


 The Flash has cast Teddy Sears as Jack Garrick and Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot for its second season, adding to major additions to the DC Entertainment show’s cast. The announcement was made during San Diego Comic Con International.

Jay Garrick, who was first teased during the Flash’s first season finale, is a major character from the Flash Comics. He is the Flash of Earth Two, a parallel earth from the multiverse, which The Flash has promised to explore this season. In the upcoming season, Jay is 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. His actor, Teddy Sears, has appeared in Masters of Sex.

“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,” Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “We couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy.”

Patty Spivot is a recent addition to the Flash’s comic book mthos. She is a police officer and science enthusiast who catches the eye of Barry Allen. Patty is obsessed with metahumans and partners with Det. Joe West this season but has no idea that her new crush is The Flash. Her actor, Shantel VanSanten, has previously performed in One Tree Hill, The Final Destination, and The Messengers.

“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,” Kreisberg added.

Are you excited to see Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick? Let us know in the comments!

The Flash’s second season premiers on October 6 on The CW.

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    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 26 Months

    Teddy Sears? Wtf, that dudes perfect for Booster Gold! Need an older guy for ol' Jay.

  1. 1977 isn't recent.

    • rekta1981
    • 117 Posts in 22 Months

    huh did not know Patty Spivot was actually a comic book character either i thought she was made up at first

    • DarkWater
    • 1086 Posts in 22 Months

    How hard is it for CW to cast older actors? I guess CW likes discriminating against them. First they make Ted Grant Young and then they make Jay Garrick young, what's next a young Alan Scott? Just so you know I'm being sarcastic. Though it does have a little bit of honesty too.

  2. I guess they plan to keep these characters going for a long time, which would be a good thing.

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