KID FLASH Joins DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

Still from CW Mid-Season Sizzle Reel

Kid Flash will make the running leap from The Flash to DC's Legends of Tomorrow when the latter series returns from its midseason break, according to Entertainment Weekly. Actor Keiynan Lonsdale will join DC's Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular, following the departure of Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Professor Stein and Firestorm, respectively.

Lonsdale's Kid Flash has been absent from The Flash season four since Barry Allen's return last year. Now he'll reportedly speed onto the Waverider, appearing first in DC's Legends of Tomorrow season three episode 11, before officially joining the team in episode 13.

“We loved working with Keiynan in our series premiere — the episode in which we learned that in between seasons 2 and 3 he had been fighting crime in Central City with Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood," said executive producer Phil Klemmer in a statement. "So when his character stepped away from Flash to go on walkabout, after being dumped and feeling somewhat estranged from his family and team, we knew that Wally West would fit in perfectly on Legends.”

“After all, our show is about a collection of unlikely heroes who all began their journeys questioning who they are and where they belong — only to find those answers while traveling through time and having wacky adventures," Klemmer continued. "So now, Wally West is not only back in the company of old friends from the Arrowverse, he’s fighting alongside a former enemy and career arsonist Mick Rory/Dom Purcell. By the end of this season, Wally will learn that the Legends have a different definition of what it means to be a hero.” 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns from its midseason break on February 12. Lonsdale will debut in the February 19 episode.

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