Ahead of Tuesday’s season premiere, The CW has released a new featurette introducing Wally West (played by Keiynan Lonsdale) as Central City’s newest speedster. We quickly find out Wally isn’t keen on the name Kid Flash; though, it is the name his comic book couterpart is often referred as, helping differiantiate him from other Flashs in the DC Universe. However, he might be stuck with it on the show since Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his sister, Iris West (Candice Patton), dig the name.
« The end of last season, after the loss of his father, Barry decided to go back, change the timeline, save his mom, which changes everything, » Lonsdale says in the video. « The major change, and the most obvious change for Wally, is that he’s now The Flash. I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was expecting to transition into Kid Flash so soon. But because of Flashpoint, anything can happen really. So, it was just exciting. As soon as I read the script for 301, I was over the moon »
WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED? — Barry (Grant Gustin) is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West (Candice Patton) on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash (guest star Matt Letscher) taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Aaron and Todd Helbing.
See Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash on the season premiere of The Flash, Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW!