(KBCW) – “Insurgent” star Keiynan Lonsdale has landed the role of “Wally West,” better known as “Kid Flash” in the DC Comics Universe on the second season of “The Flash.”
The Australian actor’s casting follows suit with several DC/CW additions including, Falk Hentschel’s casting as Hawkman/Carter Hall on DC Legends of Tomorrow and Jeri Ryan as Jessica Danforth on “Arrow.”
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer, spoke to Variety.com on Lonsdale’s arrival. “Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” Kreisberg said. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
In the comics, Wally West is the nephew to Iris West (Candice Patton) who will eventually start up superhero group “Teen Titans” and one-day take up the mantle of The Flash. Kid Flash’s second season inclusion was mentioned at San Diego Comic-Con as well as Zoom, the next season’s villain.
The Flash second season premieres on KBCW 44 Cable 12 on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
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