Nine episodes remain in the first season of The CW’s “The Flash,” but with an early renewal for Season Two, the show’s producers already have an eye toward the future, just like their villain Dr. Harrison Wells, AKA The Reverse Flash. During their panel at PaleyFest today, executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed they’re leaning towards introducing another speedster, such as Wally West or Bart Allen, into the show when it returns this fall.
“That’s our hope,” Berlanti said when asked if one of the two might appear (via TVLine). “We’ve already been picked up for a second year. If we were going to do something like that, we’d do it next year.”
Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, Wally West managed to get the same powers as Barry Allen when the same freak accident occurs once again. The nephew of Iris West in the comics, Wally was introduced as the first “Kid Flash” and would later go onto succeed Barry in the role of The Flash.
Bart Allen was created by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo and is the second “Kid Flash” and later the fourth version of The Flash. He hails from the 30th century and is the great-grand son of Barry Allen. Given the show’s embrace of time travel and characters from the future in its first season, it’s possible that another character from the far future could be making his way to the series.
“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. EST on The CW. You can catch up on our recaps of the series by clicking here.