Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg is dishing on the characters coming to Flash season 2, revealing that Wally West might just put on his Kid Flash costume sooner rather than later.
“I would liken Wally coming in to the way we brought on Colton Haynes on to Arrow,” Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly. “Just like with Colton Haynes, who eventually one day put on the Arsenal costume, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Wally West becomes Kid Flash.”
“Part of the season is watching Barry mature and grow up not just as the Flash, but as Barry Allen,” Kreisberg continued. “Suddenly introducing him to a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark — all of which is very Wally West — and then watching Wally integrate into S.T.A.R. Labs universe, but also just the world of these characters, is going to be a lot of the fun of the back half of the year.”
Kreisberg also dropped some details about another super-speedster joining the cast this season - Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-Two.
“There’s a little condescension from Jay,” Kreisberg said of Jay’s relationship to Barry. “Jay is a little bit more world-weary and he’s seen a lot. He’s been the Flash for a while, so he’s a little further along in his career. He’s seen a lot of darkness, and it’s jaded him a little bit. He thinks Barry can be a bit naïve about the way the world works.”
“One of Barry’s greatest gifts — and truly it’s one of Grant’s greatest gifts, too — is he’s got such an infectious energy and such a purity of heart that he makes you want to be a better person. As much as Barry learns from Jay about being the Flash, Jay learns just as much about being a good person from Barry.”
Kreisberg also elaborated on the season's primary antagonist, Zoom, who, like many of the season's villains, hails from Earth-Two.
“We wanted another speedster as a villain, but we wanted to do something slightly different,” said Kreisberg. “Reverse Flash felt like a warrior, and what we wanted this time was something more akin to a monster. When you finally see Zoom, he looks like a demon, and it’s really scary. It’s more horrific. You should feel like when one of H.R. Giger’s aliens comes in the room. The mask is really amazing.”
“Like with Wells last year, he has a very specific agenda and a very specific and very clean reason for doing what he’s doing. When we open the season, he’s a villain of Earth-Two, and now he has access to Earth-One. Yet again, our team has created their own nemeses for the season. Watching how Zoom enacts his plan is the plot of the first nine episodes.”
Flash season 2 premieres October 6 on CW.