There are a lot of new characters heading to “The Flash” season 2 and the latest is one of our favorites.
Insurgent’s Keiynan Lonsdale has joined the show in a series-regular role as Wally West. The character, who becomes Kid Flash in the comics, will make his debut in the winter. If you’re a comic fan, then you know that the character of Wally has been both the nephew of Iris West and husband to Linda Park (who was played by Malese Jow in season 1).
“Just like when we met [star] Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
Keiynan took to twitter to share his excitement:
— Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) August 5, 2015
Other new faces to look out for in season 2 include Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex”) as the first speedster Jay Garrick and Shantel VanSanten (“The Messengers”) as Patty Spivot, the new love interest.