'The Flash' Reveals Season 2 Villain, Barry Allen's New Love Interest
By Philiana Ng
The Flash sure isn’t slowing down for season two.
The CW's breakout hit is bringing two new characters, Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot, to the series – and Hall H was buzzing!
Jay Garrick, whom comic book fans know as the first DC Comics character to take on the mantle as The Flash, will be played by Masters of Sex star Teddy Sears. The character’s introduction into the universe had been hinted at during the action-packed season finale, when viewers saw his signature gold helmet.
In The Flash, Jay is described as 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. On a related note, another Speedster will also be coming to town: Wally West!
Patty Spivot, a police officer and science enthusiast, will be played by One Tree Hill’sShantel Van Santen and her presence will "complicate Barry Allen’s love life in season two," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said.
Patty, who is obsessed with metahumans, catches the eye of Barry Allen and becomes Detective Joe West’s new partner -- only she has no clue that her crush is actually The Fastest Man Alive.
When the sophomore season picks up, there will be a new "big bad" wreaking havoc on Starling City: Zoom. DC die-hards will recognize this name from comics baddie Professor Zoom, who is another version of the Reverse Flash, a.k.a. Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh), in The Flash comic universe. You can watch the reveal below.
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The Flash returns Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.