Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale has landed the role of Wally West aka Kid Flash.
Known for his role in the movie Insurgent, Lonsdale will come to Central City as a series regular on The Flash Season 2.
Just like when we met 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.
In the comics, Wally West was the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. Iris West was his aunt and his wife (with whom he had two children) was Linda Park (Barry briefly dated Linda in The Flash Season 1). Whether any, all or none of this comic canon will be utilized on The Flash remains to be seen.
Londsdale joins Teddy Sears, who has been cast as another speedster, Jay Garrick, as well as Michael Ironside and Patty Spivot as new additions to The Flash for its sophomore season.
Things sure are going to be fast in Central City!
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