Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot are joining the season two cast of The Flash. Teddy Sears is taking on the role. Jay Garrick make his debut in the 1940s as the first character to hold the mantle of The Flash. Shantel VanSanten is taking on the role of Patty – a police officer and science enthusiast who is obsessed with metahumans. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement:
“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……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.”
You can catch season two of The Flash Oct. 6 on The CW.