More big news from the “Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block” panel at San Diego Comic-Com: The original Flash Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot have officially been cast for season 2 of The Flash, and will be played by Teddy Sears and Shantel VanSanten, respectively.
The official character descriptions for both are as follows:
“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.”
Andrew Kreisberg was quoted saying:
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.
“Patty Spivot 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.”
Kreisberg continued, saying:
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.
The Flash season 2 premieres Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at 8/7c on CW.