The CW recently released the first set of promotional stills for the season premiere episode of The Flash, titled “The Man Who Saved Central City.”
In the set of photos, Barry Allen/The Flash can be seen facing Captain Cold and Heatwave once more, as well as the Atom-Smasher. It can also be seen that The Flash is now some sort of celebrity, with fan shirts and merchandise inspired by himpossibly after he saves Central City from a possible obliteration in the final moments of the Season 1 finale.
In a previous interview with Collider, Danielle Panabaker shares how excited she is to take on the mantle of a superhero in the new season.
“No one is more excited for Caitlin to become Killer Frost than I am,” she shared. “Unfortunately I don’t know when that will happen on the show. The writers will say, ‘Well this is what’s going to happen. We’re looking forward to this. This is what we’re thinking.’ And then scripts evolve, sometimes they don’t make it into the script as soon as you hope, sometimes we shoot things that don’t even make it into the show.”
In casting news, another speedster comes to the show! According to a report by TVLine, show newcomer Violett Beane will play the role of Jesse Quick, a female heroine speedster. Beane is set to appear in multiple episodes throughout the season, and her character is described as “a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Zoom.”
Jesse Quick will join the other new speedsters in the showTeddy Sears as Jay Garrick, the first Flash, and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, the Kid Flash.
Linda Park will return as Iris West’s (Candice Patton) friend and colleague at Central Picture News and her past relationship with Barry will put both Iris and The Flash in unexpected danger, executive producer Gabrielle Stanton said, via Entertainment Weekly.
The Flash returns to The CW on October 6.