Producers Talk “Flash” S3 Changes, Villains & More

Aaron and Todd Helbing, two of the executive producers on The CW’s “The Flash” series, have spoken some more about the villains of the upcoming third season of the series and how they work in the context of the series.

Aaron Helbing tells TV Line that the third season is more about psychological warfare than previous years, which is part of the reason while they’re focusing on two new villains in Savitar and Dr. Alchemy:

“[We’re] trying to have the powers that they both possess play off of each other. It’s not just, ‘Oh, I have to catch this guy and take him down.’ It’s like, ‘Crap, now there’s this other guy, Dr. Alchemy,’ who has these transmutation qualities [via] this Philosopher’s Stone. You start to learn what he does with this stuff and how the both of them are coexisting.”

Along with the alternate time line of Flashpoint, the series is also resetting itself a bit tonally following the darkness of the second season’s second half. With Zoom gone, they’re said to be shifting the series back to the lighter tone of the first season.

In the same interview, “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton spoke about his role and his character’s relationship with Barry Allen in the new season:

“He’s a forensic expert, so he treads on the toes of much of what Barry is good at. Hence they have a slightly abrasive relationship at first… He’s not familiar with me, but I’m familiar with him, so it’s an odd dynamic. It seems like a love/hate thing at first.”

Next up, a new report on Canadagraphs on Twitter indicates actress Violett Beane, who played Harrison Wells’ daughter Jesse Wells last seaosn, will strap on the costume of speedster Jesse Quick in the new season. That hasn’t been confirmed as yet though.

Then there’s a new quote from actor Rick Cosnett who reveals to Cinema Blend that before he got the role of Eddie Thawne, he was originally under consideration for the part of Jay Garrick in the pilot. That didn’t happen of course (the Garrick role got dropped until Teddy Sears took it on during Season 2)

The new season of “The Flash” will premiere on The CW on Tuesday, October 4th. Check out star Grant Gustin racing a young fan earlier this week.