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