SDCC 2015: ZOOM is THE FLASH Season 2's 'Big Bad'

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Saturday night at the Warner Bros. TV panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego, The Flash producers revealed two new cast members for the second season, along with the season's 'big bad' - Zoom.

Hunter Zolomon debuted as a Wally West villain and was the third person to adopt the mantle of the Reverse-Flash in DC comic book continuity. He was originally a friend of West who worked as a metahuman profiler for the Keystone City Police Department.

"He's going to be faster than the Reverse-Flash, faster than the Flash, and it's going to be very hard to catch him," said The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. "[Zoom] is going to be terrifying and scary and fast, and it's going to be all kinds of cool."

No casting for Zoom was announced.

Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex, Raising the Bar), however, has been cast as Jay Garrick, who comic book fans know as the original Flash. "Jay is a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop."
 

Credit: Warner Bros. TV
Credit: Warner Bros. TV

It was revealed at the panel that season 2 will introduce characters from Earth-2, where Jay will originate from.

"Having Jay Garrick come onto the show was one of our earliest ideas," said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “It is so exciting, as we rush into season two, that we finally get to bring the Crimson Comet to life. We couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy.”

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Shantel VanSanten (The Messengers, The Final Destination) has been cast in the role of Patty Spivot, "a police officer and science enthusiast who catches the eye of Barry Allen."

"Patty is obsessed with metahumans and partners with Det. Joe West this season but has no idea that her new crush is The Flash."
 
Wally West was also mentioned as appearing in season 2, although no casting or further details were given.

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