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"The Flash" Casts Jesse Quick for Season 2

Newcomer Violett Beane has joined "The Flash" season two as Jesse Quick, who -- according to TV Line -- will be "a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad... Zoom."

In the comics, Jesse Quick is a speedster of her own. The name is actually an alias for Jesse Chambers, the Flash's fellow speedster and the daughter of DC Comics heroes Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle. Like her father, she achieves her super speed through the speed formula. In addition to speed, she also has her mother's super strength.

Beane is a newcomer not just in the show but to film as well. She will appear in two films that release later this year, "Flay" and "Slash." She will play opposite Michael Ian Black in the latter film.

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Starring Grant Gustin, Carlos Valdes and Jesse L. Martin, "The Flash" returns to The CW on Oct. 6 on at 8 p.m. EST.

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