TVLine has scoop on three casting announcements that were made at the joint DC Comic-Con panel…
According to TVLine, two roles have been cast on The Flash…
Masters of Sex alum Teddy Sears has joined Season 2 of The Flash as Jay Garrick, the first DC Comics character to take on the title of the scarlet speedster.
Jay is described as a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry and the S.T.A.R. Labs team of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop. His iconic helmet was spotted coming out of the worm hole in the Season 1 finale.
Additionally, Shantel VanSanten (The Messengers, One Tree Hill) has been cast as Barry’s love interest, Patty Spivot. As previously reported, Patty is a police officer and science enthusiast — think “Think ‘Felicity Smoak’ from Arrow,” the casting call read — who partners with Det. Joe West. She is obsessed with metahumans, but has no idea that her new crush is the fastest man alive.
Moving on Supergirl, Nurse Jackie alum and Twilight actor Peter Facinelli will recur on Supergirl as the iconic DC Comics character Maxwell Lord. Maxwell has a storied past in the canon as a powerful business man involved with the Justice League. He fluctuates between being a villain and a hero. On the CBS series, Maxwell is a green-tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant and a fascination with National City’s new hero, Supergirl.
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