Tom Felton Out, Fun Returns In “The Flash”

After serving as a series regular throughout the third season, former “Harry Potter” film series actor Tom Felton is out of “The Flash” for its fourth go around.

Felton played Julian Albert, Barry’s CSI lab partner who had a romance with Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Though Felton is both out as a regular and hasn’t yet signed for any guest appearances, that doesn’t mean he won’t pop back to Central City to visit at some point.

One thing the series does intend to bring back for the fourth season is a sense of fun, something that has been downplayed in the second and more obviously the third season. Showrunner Todd Helbing tells Comic Book:

“Last year, once we showed Iris die in the future, to keep up that doom and gloom, it becomes a burden, and not just on us writing-wise, on the show and it just sort of had this pall over the season that I think we didn’t expect to be so heavy.

I’m not trying to say anything bad about season 3. I love season 3, and I love Savitar, and I love the story we told, but I think that’s about as dark as I ever want to go with the show.

So yeah, I think that was a conscious effort of ours to really go back to everybody enjoyed being on this team and with each other, and make The Flash have fun again. I’m really excited about the scripts so far; they’re really, really funny.”

The show’s star Grant Gustin also tells the outlet that eventually, like has been teased since the first season, the goal is to adapt the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” storyline.

Source: EW