Over the summer, we've heard about numerous additions to The Flash cast for Season 2, many of whom are characters from the DC Comics. Today we have word that the hit series has added two more characters to its growing roster, with TV Line reporting that newcomer Violett Beane has signed on to star as Jesse Quick. ComicBook.com is also reporting that Demore Barnes has been cast as Henry Hewitt, a.k.a. Tokamak.
Jesse Quick is described as a brilliant and quirky college student who somehow gets involved in a battle between The Flash and Season 2's primary villain, Zoom, who has not been cast yet. The character will appear in multiple episodes, but it isn't clear when she will make her debut. In the original comics, Jesse Quick is the daughter of Golden Age heroes Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle, but it isn't known if those characters will surface in Central City as well.
Demore Barnes' Henry Hewitt is a cocky and charming scientist who was also affected by the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion that gave Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) his super powers. He becomes recruited by Danielle Panabaker's Caitlin Snow to join the team at S.T.A.R. Labs, giving this villainous character a chance to become a powerful meta-human. In the comics, Hewitt was the head of an energy conglomerate that tried to get Congress to manipulate energy markets. He was also a notable villain for Firestorm, played by Robbie Amell and Victor Garber on the show, who tried to create Firehawk, a superheroine with powers similar to Firestorm.
Another new report reveals that Malese Jow will return to The Flash as Barry's former love interest Linda Park in multiple episodes. It's worth noting that, in the comics, Linda Park ends up marrying Wally West, who will be introduced this season, played by Keiynan Lonsdale. It isn't known if the series will adapt that particular story line or not.
Violett Beane most recently made her feature debut with Flay, and she also recently shot Slash. Her role on The Flash will mark her TV debut. Demore Barnes stars in the Netflix series Hemlock Grove and Syfy's 12 Monkeys. What do you think about these new additions to The Flash cast?