Flash Seeks New Love Interest for Season 2

According to TV Line, The Flash is casting a cop named Wendy for season two.

TVLine has learned that for Season 2, the CW hit is casting the major recurring role of Wendy, a “spunky, fun and funny” romantic interest for one Barry Allen.

A cop for the Central City PD, Wendy is described as bright and scientific-minded — more specifically, “Think ‘Felicity Smoak’ from Arrow,” the casting call reads.

Wendy doesn’t have a direct source in the comics. Barry’s love life is pretty simple, as he’s solidly with Iris West when he first appears in the Silver Age, and solidly with fellow CSI Patty Spivot in the New 52. There’s his childhood crush Daphne Dean, now a famous actress, and there’s Fiona Webb, whom he started dating and nearly married after Iris’ death.

Waitaminute….anyone want to bet Wendy has a brother named Marvin?

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4 thoughts on “Flash Seeks New Love Interest for Season 2

  1. Nick!

    I wonder if Wendy is a fake name for casting purposes and we are really getting Patty. The description above kind of describes Patty.

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    1. Diego

      When I read the description I got angry because this is Patty Spivot (a character I love) and they are apparently presenting her as a new character named Wendy! Why? So I thought “what if Wendy is a fake name?”. But why would they do that? I don’t know. I hope it’s Patty. I want to see her.

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    2. Kelson Post author

      It’s certainly possible, but I can’t figure out why they’d need a fake name for Patty. She isn’t exactly spoileriffic the way Eobard Thawne was.

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      1. Nick!

        That really isn’t that unusual for higher profile projects. The DC shows have done this a lot (going back to Smallville and up to Legends). There could be a couple of reasons, but the primary one is likely so the actors can be free to interpret the role as written in the script as opposed to feeling confined to what the source material says. It can also help the producers judge who fits into the role the best. If the true role is known, the actor might delve into the comic character history and pick up on something that the showrunners don’t want.

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