The Flash Casts Wally West AKA Kid Flash

The cast of the TV Flash/Arrow-verse is growing at a pace even Barry Allen would have difficulty keeping up with at the moment. Following news of the casting of Hawkman and Vandal Savage, we now learn who’ll be playing Wally West (the first Kid Flash and third The Flash in the comics) in season two of The Flash.



He is actor Keiynan Lonsdale (Divergent: Insurgent) and he seems very excited to have nabbed the role if his Tweet is anything to go by: “Couldn’t be more excited to join @CW_TheFlash as #WallyWest!! Like, come oooooonnnnnn!! I love the show, CAN’T WAIT!”

Wally West first appeared in The Flash #110 in 1959 when he was introduced as Barry’s girlfriend Iris’s nephew.

“Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg in a statement. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”

That takes season two’s tally of Flashes to three, as the show is also introducing  Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, who in comic book lore was the original fastest man alive.

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