"The Flash" feels the need -- the need for speed. Apparently, the producers of the CW series decided that one speedster -- Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) -- was just not enough in Season 1. Going into Season 2, the show has quadrupled down on the ultra-quick superheroes. The latest addition to the S.T.A.R. Labs team, after already adding Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) and Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), will be Jesse Quick.
According to TVLine, actress Violett Beane has been tapped to play Jesse Quick, the show's first female speedster. The young actress has no other released credits to her name listed on IMDb, but is slated to appear in two episodes of the upcoming second season of HBO's "The Leftovers," as well as the upcoming indie comedy film "Slash," featuring Michael Ian Black. Beane's role on 'The Flash," a college student who becomes entangled in the battle between Barry and villain Zoom (who has not yet been cast), will be a multi-episode recurring character.
Beane tweeted her excitement about joining the popular show's cast on Tuesday.
SO EXCITED Y'ALL!! https://t.co/2pB4qb4jWV
— Violett Beane (@violettbeane) August 25, 2015
Comic book fans know Jesse Quick as Jesse Chambers, the daughter of classic comic book heroes Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle who inherited her parents' powers. Quick meets Barry Allen and joins the S.T.A.R. Labs team after befriending Wally West, a.k.a Kid Flash. How will the show explain Quick's powers?
Beane's Quick joins several new faces on the new season of "The Flash," including Wally West, Garrick, a new love interest for Barry, Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten), and villain Atom Smasher (Adam Copeland).
Will Jesse Quick be able to help Barry take down Zoom? How will the always-crushing-too-hard Cisco (Carlos Valdes) handle a female speedster joining the team? Fans will have to wait to find out. "The Flash" returns to the CW for Season 2 on Oct. 6.
Watch the promo for Season 2 below: