Violett Beane The Flash

The Flash Casts Newcomer as Heroine Speedster Jesse Quick

The Flash is adding a little girl power to its expanding company of Speedsters.

Newcomer Violett Beane has been tapped to join Season 2 as DC Comics accelerator Jesse Quick, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Flash Jesse QuickBeane’s Jesse — who will appear in multiple episodes of the CW smash — is characterized as a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom.

DC Wiki, meanwhile, describes Jesse Quick as “the alter-ego of Jesse Chambers, a heroine with super-speed powers. Chambers is the daughter of Golden Age heroes Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle; she would later go on to adopt her mother’s name. Her speed powers are accessed by speaking a special formula, although she also has her mother’s abilities.”

Beane recently finished shooting a role opposite Michael Ian Black in the indie comedy Slash.

The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8/7c on The CW.

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  1. So, to be clear, she is merely a “quirky college student”, and not a “quicky college student from Earth 2 who crossed the multiversal gulf between her world and Barry’s Earth One using Jay’s cosmic treadmill”? Because if that’s the case, it would make her yet another hero connected to Earth 2 who exists in Barry’s and Ollie’s world, and not a visitor from another universe.

    Just want to reiterate that to, once again ask, why would Jay Garrick be the exception and be the only character from Earth 2 who comes from another universe?

  2. We’ll finally hear the speed formula spoken aloud :D

  3. LK says:

    She is super cute but i’m starting to worry that they are introducing too many speedsters next season.

    • Steven says:

      Yeah, I never read the comics, but this makes Barry seem less special.

      • Drew says:

        Maybe this is part of the story. It seems like every speedster that they can think of is showing up, so appears to be an arc. Maybe they’re not all from the same universe or the same time.

        • LK says:

          With Jesse in the loop, will they also add her dad Johnny Quick? Heck if Bart shows up they will really be jumping the shark.

          • Drew says:

            Let’s not assume that it’s jumping the shark. We don’t know how any of these characters are being used yet.

      • herman1959 says:

        Ditto; maybe this is the EPs way of bringing in a young woman to compete with Super Girl because a crossover is not possible at this time?

  4. Katie says:

    Aww, this is great! This cast needs more females.

  5. Love Jesse Quick. I’m still waiting for XS & Max Mercury though

  6. Katie says:

    Hopefully this means Bart and Jenni are coming soon!

  7. I was hoping upon hope that they would introduce Jesse Quick! I’m thinking Professor Zoom is gonna be the cause of both her and Wally’s powers, kind of like gene manipulation or something comic books.

  8. Joey Padron says:

    cool they cast a female speedster on the show! good for actress getting her first TV role. looking forward to see the character on show.

  9. lrdslvrhnd says:

    I hope that she doesn’t “adopt her mother’s name” as “Jessie Belle” because that sounds way too much like Jezebel *g*

  10. Joey says:

    There will probably be some huge Speed Force fallout from the first season finale that will lead to all these speedsters showing up. I think having such an obscure character like Jesse Quick being cast pretty much confirms that the Speed Force will be all kinds of messed up and that will bring together a bunch of speedsters.