If the Jay Garrick helmet (and Garrick Warf signage) didn’t give you a hint that the Silver Age Flash wouldn’t appear in the CW series, then perhaps the casting announcement might?
Two new characters are joining The Flash in season two; the aforementioned Jay Garrick, and Patty Spivot.
Here’s the press release from DC Comics:
At tonight’s special “Warner Bros. Television Presents A Night of DC Entertainment” panel it was revealed that Masters of Sex’s Teddy Sears will be joining the cast of The Flash as Jay Garrick. In the comics, Garrick was the very first Flash, and is known for his winged silver helmet, which was glimpsed briefly in the Season 1 finale (and can currently be seen on display in DC Entertaiment’s Comic-Con booth). On the Flash TV show, 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.
The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “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.”
In addition, Shantel VanSanten of The Messengers and One Tree Hill has been cast in the role of Patty Spivot. A newer character and perhaps slightly lesser known, Patty Spivot is a police officer and science enthusiast who catches the eye of Barry Allen. On the show, Patty is obsessed with metahumans and partners with Det. Joe West 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,” said Kreisberg about VanSanten’s casting.
And here is the full Flash portion of the WBTV panel from Hall H.
Here is the Flash highlight reel shown during the panel.
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