We’ve known for a while now that Wally West will be making an appearance in the upcoming second season of The Flash and last night it was confirmed that actor Keiynan Lonsdale has been cast in the role.
Keiynan Londsdale will be the joining as a series regular as Wally West and will be the joining along fellow Flash speedsters Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears). In the DC Comics Wally West is Barry Allen’s younger nephew who became his sidekick Kid Flash until he took the mantle as The Flash himself.
Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg said this on the announcement of the casting Lonsdale:
Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero. We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.
I’m excited that we’ve finally got someone cast in the Wally West role and will be interested to see what Lonsdale brings to the table as he’s not really in the Divergent sequel Insurgent that much to comment on and that’s all I’ve seen him in. The casting is picking up nicely with the additional characters of Jay Garrick, Patty Spivot and now Wally West. Question is how long until we learn who will play the villain of Season 2 Zoom? Or will they toy with us about that for a few episodes?
The Flash season 2 returns stateside on October 2015.