Wally West is racing to The CW’s hit DC Comics series, The Flash, as Keiynan Lonsdale joins the cast as a new season two regular!
The small screen DC Universe continues to expand today with the announcement, straight from DC Comics proper, that The Divergent Series star Keiynan Lonsdale has joined the cast of The CW‘s hit series, “The Flash.” Lonsdale will play none other than Wally West in the show’s second season!
Wally West, who made his first appearance in 1960’s “The Flash” #110, was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino. The nephew of Iris West (played on the series by Candice Patton), Wally West became, in the comics, the Kid Flash after an accident similar to the one that befell Barry Allen. Later on, Wally West wound up taking on the identity of The Flash himself following DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths.
“Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” says Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
Wally West is far from the only familiar comic book character set to appear in “The Flash” season two. Following a pretty epic first season finale, the series has revealed that it will explore the multiverse and will introduce another famous speedster when Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex,” “Raising the Bar”), guest stars as Jay Garrick. Best known to comic book readers as the original, Golden Age Flash, the character’s iconic hat made a brief appearance in the season one finale.
Based on the characters from DC Comics, “The Flash” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for season two on Tuesday, October 6, at 8/7c on The CW.
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