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Jesse Quick, Violett Beane

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Central City is about to be overrun with speedsters!

When The Flash returns for season two this fall, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is going to have his hands full, not only with the original Flash Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) coming to town, but also with a female speedster too!

E! News has learned that actress Violett Beane has been cast on the CW's superhero series as DC Comics character Jesse Quick, a "brilliant but quirky college student" who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and season two's big bad villain Zoom. TVLine first reported that Beane will recur in multiple episodes. 

In DC Comics lore, Jesse Quick is 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."

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But that's not the only new face heading to Central City this season!

Demore Barnes (The Unit) has just landed the role of Henry Hewitt, aka the Firestorm comic villain Tokamak. As Comic Book Resources first reported, Henry is a charming but cocky scientist who was affected by the same particle accelerator explosion that created The Flash. When Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) recruits him to join the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Henry begins to fulfill his destiny as a powerful meta-human.

And get ready for a familiar face to make her big return to The Flash in season two: Malese Jow (The Vampire DiariesStar-Crossed) will reprise her role as reporter/Barry's ex Linda Park for multiple episodes.

"Linda Park will return as Iris West's [Candice Patton] friend and colleague at Central Picture News and her past relationship with Barry will put both Iris and The Flash in unexpected danger," executive producer Gabrielle Stanton tells EW.

Interesting to note: in the comics Linda Park is the future wife of Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale)...who has also been cast for season two. Hmmm...is a new love connection in the air?

The Flash season two premieres Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. on the CW.