The Flash Casts Keiynan Lonsdale As Wally West

 

The Flash has cast Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West.

Racing onto the Flash’s second season later this winter, Lonsdale’s West will join the cast as a series regular. In the comics, Wally West was Barry Allen’s younger nephew who became the young speedster Kid Flash. Wally was Barry’s sidekick until he became The Flash himself, following Barry’s death saving the multiverse (as teased in Harrison Wells’ newspaper headline from the future).

Lonsdale is best known for his work in the Divergent series, where he debuted as Uriah in Insurgent. He will reprise the role in Allegiant: Part 1.

“Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” The Flash's executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”

Wally West joins The Flash Season Two’s rapidly expanding cast, which will also welcome Zoom, Jay Garrick, and Patty Spivot.

Are you excited to see Keiynan joining The Flash as Wally West? Let us know in the comments!

The Flash Season Two premieres October 6 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.

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    • _L0Bo_
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    Ahhh frick, I told ya it was in the New52.... I REALLY hope with all these parallel Earth's about in the show, we get to see red head Wally West from a pre-Flashpoint Earth. Another Earth too with the CBS Flash, would be awesome! Also I hope Wally has the New52 cool silver suit as above, anything else would be a letdown.

  1. Give him red hair and I'm OK with it.

  2. _L0Bo_ said ... (original post)

    Ahhh frick, I told ya it was in the New52.... I REALLY hope with all these parallel Earth's about in the show, we get to see red head Wally West from a pre-Flashpoint Earth. Another Earth too with the CBS Flash, would be awesome!Also I hope Wally has the New52 cool silver suit as above, anything else would be a letdown.

    That will be very difficult to get right, but I hope that they take the time building him into the role so that by the time they try to use it, it won't look like shit.

  3. And wait for the Justice League fans who haven't read the comics lately to flip out over the lack of a red headed jokester who sounds like Lex from Smallville... ;)

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 22 Months

    RussBurlingame said ... (original post)

    That will be very difficult to get right, but I hope that they take the time building him into the role so that by the time they try to use it, it won't look like shit.

    Me too @ Russ!

    The Flash is such a good comic book show.

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