The Flash: Jay Garrick, Wally West & Zoom for Season 2
The Flash has confirmed Jay Garrick, Wally West and Patty Spivot for season two. Additionally Zoom was teased as the main villain.
Jay is the first character to hold the mantle of The Flash, making his debut in the 1940s. Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex”) will play the early speedster on the CW series. Eagle-eyed “Flash” fans may have spotted Jay’s iconic winged helmet in the season one finale. In the show, Jay is a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) 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,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “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.”
Kreisberg also confirmed that Wally West, another hero to take up The Flash mantle, will also be on the show, although no casting was revealed.
Patty will be played by Shantel VanSanten. A more recent comics addition than Jay, Patty 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 (Jesse L. Martin) this season but has no idea that her new crush is 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,” Kreisberg said.
The below highlight reel provides a recap of all the season one action and teases Zoom who Kreisberg said is “going to be faster than Reverse-Flash, and faster than the Flash.”
“The Flash” returns Oct. 6 on The CW.