Good news, Flash fans! Wally West, aka Kid Flash (and later the Flash himself) will be coming to Central City, EW Reports. Keiynan Lonsdale (Insurgent) will be joining the show, and Wally himself will be debuting in the winter months. Said EP Andrew Kreisberg, “Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero…We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
It’s been reported that in the show, Wally will be 23 going on 24, putting him in Barry and Iris’ age range, instead of the younger generation. Wally, in comics canon, is Iris’ nephew, but given that Iris has no siblings, it’s likely that the show will go for cousin instead.
Wally’s older age also indicates a likely romance between him and his comics wife, Linda Park. Park (Malese Jow) appeared in a few episodes last season, dating Barry briefly. Hopefully, Wally’s appearance spells a bigger role for Park on the show.
The Flash season 2 premieres on Tuesday, October 6 at 8p.m. on the CW.