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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.