The Flash Casts Keiynan Lonsdale As Wally West

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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.

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