As if all The Flash’s timey-wimey travel and alternate universes weren’t already giving us headaches, the CW series has thrown yet another famous speedster into the mix. DC ‘Kid Flash’ Wally West will speed through Central City in Season 2, as portrayed by Insurgent star Keiynan Lonsdale.

Trick is, we don’t exactly know what will bring Lonsdale’s Wally West into town, as comics traditionally paint the character as Iris’ nephew, later turned ‘Kid Flash,’ and eventually taking up the full mantle from Barry Allen. We’ve yet to meet or learn very many details of The CW Iris’ mother, whose potential Season 2 introduction could help explain the familial link.

Says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg of the casting:

 

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.

 

Elsewhere, we know of The Flash Season 2 that The Messengers alum Shantel VanSanten will guest as DC character and Barry’s new love interest Patty Spivot, joining Masters of Sex alum Teddy Sears as Golden Age speedster Jay Garrick, former WWE wrestler Edge’s Atom Smasher, and Season 2 big bad Zoom. We’ll also see the returns of Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold and Golden Glider (including their father), and likely others, while Barry himself has some spiffy new duds.

What other secrets and castings of The Flash Season 2 will emerge before its October 6 premiere? Will Barry celebrate becoming “The Man Who Saved Central City” with a new sidekick waiting (literally) in the wings, or is something deeper at play here? Keep it here to find out!

 

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