Some more details are out on the upcoming second season of The CW’s superhero series “The Flash”.
Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale is confirmed to play Wally West in the new season and don’t be shocked if he becomes Kid Flash someday, but don’t expect it right away either. Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg tells EW:
“Just like with Colton Haynes, who eventually one day put on the Arsenal costume, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Wally West becomes Kid Flash. Part of the season is watching Barry mature and grow up not just as The Flash, but as Barry Allen.
Suddenly introducing him to a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark – all of which is very Wally West – and then watching Wally integrate into S.T.A.R. Labs universe, but also just the world of these characters, is going to be a lot of the fun of the back half of the year.”
Kreisberg says that while time travel was the focus of the first season, the multiverse will be the focus of the second: “The concept of the multiverse, and the concept of doppelgÃ¤ngers. We’ve been having a lot of fun with that and getting glimpses of Earth-Two probably sooner than people would’ve thought.”
Kriesberg also spoke about both the characters of Earth-Two Flash Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) and this season’s villain Zoom:
“There’s a little condescension from Jay. Jay is a little bit more world-weary and he’s seen a lot. He’s been The Flash for a while, so he’s a little further along in his career. He’s seen a lot of darkness, and it’s jaded him a little bit. He thinks Barry can be a bit naive about the way the world works.
One of Barry’s greatest gifts – and truly it’s one of Grant’s greatest gifts, too – is he’s got such an infectious energy and such a purity of heart that he makes you want to be a better person. As much as Barry learns from Jay about being The Flash, Jay learns just as much about being a good person from Barry.
We wanted another speedster as a villain, but we wanted to do something slightly different. Reverse Flash felt like a warrior, and what we wanted this time was something more akin to a monster. When you finally see Zoom, he looks like a demon, and it’s really scary. It’s more horrific. You should feel like when one of H.R. Giger’s aliens comes in the room.
The mask is really amazing. Like with Wells last year, he has a very specific agenda and a very specific and very clean reason for doing what he’s doing. When we open the season, he’s a villain of Earth-Two, and now he has access to Earth-One. Yet again, our team has created their own nemeses for the season. Watching how Zoom enacts his plan is the plot of the first nine episodes.”
There’s also an extended version of the trailer for the new season which you can see below. “The Flash” returns October 6th: