And yet another speedster will be appearing in the upcoming second season of The Flash. TVLine is reporting that relatively newcomer Violett Beane has been cast as Jesse Quick. The go on to say that she “is characterized as a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom.” Now whether her origins will be the same as her DC Comics counterpart remains to be seen.
In the comics (via DC Wiki) she is known as Jesse Chambers, a heroine with super-speed powers. Chambers is the daughter of Golden Age heroes Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle; she would later go on to adopt her mother’s name. Her speed powers are accessed by speaking a special formula, although she also has her mother’s abilities. With the way things concluded at the end of Season 1, it is looking as though things will be busted wide-open by the Speed Force and this upcoming season is going to feature a ton of DC heroes (and villains). The Flash Season 2 is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 6th at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.