While the untitled Arrow/The Flash spin-off series will unite several supporting characters from both shows, it will also introduce new characters Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter. Now, the CW series has cast its third mystery hero.
Edge of Tomorrow actor Franz Drameh has joined the cast of the spin-off, it has been announced. His character is currently being called Jay Jackson, “a former high school athlete who was injured in a debilitating accident. He has been scraping by as an auto mechanic, and will grow to have a surprising affiliation with the STAR Labs team.”
It is highly likely that the Jay Jackson name is presently a cover for the alter ego of a DC Universe hero. Which one? That is unknown, though possibilities include Static Shock and Black Lightning.
Stay tuned for more as we have it. The untitled Flash/Arrow spin-off series may premiere in the 2015-2016 midseason.