We can add one more name to the cast of The Flash / Arrow spinoff series… that is Franz Drameh from Edge of Tomorrow. Drameh joins Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caty Lotz, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Arthur Darvill and Ciara Renee in the new CW series executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim.
The character is named Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete, whose pro-career was derailed by injury. Now making ends meets as an auto mechanic, Jay will come to have a surprising affiliation to the S.T.A.R. Labs crew. According to early reports there were three characters to be cast with Darvill and Renee being the first two, the final character was said to be a young black man who got super powers in an accident and was the self-aware, snarky voice on the show.
Jay Jackson doesn’t not match up to any obvious DC character, but this could be a fake name to keep the surprise or it could be a think like Harrison Wells, made up name that is really an established character. The description of the character made me think of three possibles. Static from the initial description. Cyborg from the new description of being a former athlete. Or the long shot that this is Wally West… both names use alliteration, the name Jay reminds me of Jay Garrick and Kreisberg had talked about Wally coming onto the show in the future. He may also be a recasting of Jason Rusch.