Newswire: The Flash casts yet another speedster

The Flash is making even more room in the fast lane as TVLine reports that season two will have a lady speedster. Newcomer Violett Beane—who was probably previously best known for having superfluous letters in her first and last names—will have a recurring role as Jesse Chambers a.k.a. Jesse Quick. As Chambers, Beane will play a “brilliant but quirky college student” who ends up in the middle of the Flash-Zoom fight (which is currently one-sided, because Zoom hasn’t been cast). But she’ll also have a metahuman alter ego in Jesse Quick.

In the comics, Jesse Quick is a second-generation superhero—her parents were Golden Age superheroes Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick, former members of the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron. Jesse’s got her mother’s enhanced speed and strength, and she inherited mathematical formulas (an ancient Egyptian secret) from dad …

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