Friday, January 19, 2018

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Adds Kid Flash as Series Regular

There's a new Legend aboard the Waverider.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the CW series Legends of Tomorrow is bringing in Keiynan Lonsdale's Kid Flash as a series regular later this season.

According to the article, Kid Flash/Wally West will make his next appearance on Legends in Episode 11 on February 19th, with Wally will officially join the team in Episode 13.  The addition follows the recent departure of Victor Garber's Martin Stein and Franz Drameh's Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, whose characters fused together to become the DC superhero Firestorm.

Lonsdale, 26, is an Australian actor who made his first appearance as Wally West in The Flash Season 2 episode "Running to Stand Still", before gaining powers in the episode "Rupture" and finally debuting as Kid Flash in the Season 3 premiere, "Flashpoint."  He later appeared as Kid Flash in the Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 premiere, "Aruba-Con," and on the Supergirl  episode "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1."

"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.  "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," continued Klemmer, "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.  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."

Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW on Monday, February 12th, in the episode "Daddy Darhkest," with Lonsdale beginning as a series regular in the following episode.

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