The first female speedster has joined The Flash Season 2!
Newcomer Violett Beane has landed what is sure to be an amazing role in the upcoming season according to TV Line, as Jesse Quick, also known in the comics as Jesse Chambers, daughter of Johnny Quick and Lady Bell, from whom she inherited powers.
Beane is slated to appear in multiple episodes as a quirky college student who will find herself right in the middle of the clash between The Flash and Season 2's big bad, Professor Zoom (who has not yet been cast).
Interestingly, in one version of the comics, Jesse assisted Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale), a series regular beginning in Season 2, take down Professor Zoom by giving him some of her abilities, leaving her powerless. There is a history there. I wonder if it will be explored as these two new characters come into contact on The Flash!
All will be revealed as things get into swing when The Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, October 6.
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