Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex, 666, American Horror Story) will play Jay Garrick in The Flash Season 2 with the character described as an enigmatic individual who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of a looming danger that he alone can’t stop.
“Jay Garrick has never been portrayed in live action," EP Andrew Kreisberg said at the SDCC (via Deadline). "Now that we established our Flash, we thought it would be great to bring in the original Flash to create a brand new relationship with Barry.”
It was also announced Shantel VanSanten (The Messengers) will be playing Patty Spivot, a cop and science enthusiast who is unaware that Barry Allen is falling for he; she is obsessed with metahumans and partners with Det. Joe West this season. EP Andrew Kreisberg said that Patty Spivot’s addition helps "complicate Barry Allen’s love life in Season 2."
“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.
The Flash Season 2 premiers October 6th.