The Flash has found the next generation of speedster.
Keiynan Lonsdale (Dance Academy, the film Insurgent) has joined the CW superhero drama in the series-regular role of Wally West, TVLine has learned.
Lonsdale’s character — who will make his debut in the winter — becomes the speedster known as Kid Flash in the comics lore. In assorted DC Comics iterations, Wally has been both the nephew of Iris West and husband to Linda Park (who was played during Season 1 by Malese Jow).
“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.”
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Other recent Flash additions for Season 2 include Masters of Sex‘s Teddy Sears (as the first speedster, Jay Garrick), One Tree Hill’s Shantel VanSanten (as Barry’s new love interest, Patty Spivot) and Smallville‘s Michael Ironside (guesting as Captain Cold’s dad).
The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8/7c.