The final season of The Flash is just a month from debut and we are getting details on some returning major characters.
The first returning face will be Keiynan Lonsdale who plays Wally West/Kid Flash. He returns in the ninth episode of season 9 which looks to be a major team up. Actor, director and Arrow alumni David Ramsey returns in the same episode to reprise his role as John Diggle/Spartan. The threat that brings the old allies back is Bloodwork played by Sendhil Ramamurthy. He appeared in season 6 of The Flash.
Showrunner Eric Wallace talked about his enthusiasm and the reason for the inclusion of these characters:
“As one of the legacy Arrowverse characters who helped start it all, John Diggle holds a special place in our hearts, as well as the fans. Plus, the commanding presence and commitment to excellence actor/director David Ramsey brings to the screen each-and every time is truly inspiring. So, of course, it was a no-brainer to have Diggle join Team Flash in our final season! So, get ready for a very emotional reunion as John Diggle aka Spartan helps protect Central City alongside Team Flash one, last time.
Kid Flash Is Here
Kid Flash isn’t just another speedster — he’s a beloved part of our Team Flash family. So as soon as we knew he was coming back, we set out to create a special and heartfelt story for his return. The result is a brilliant performance from Keiynan that showcases a side of Wally West you’ve never seen before.
Ever since Sendhil turned in such a brilliantly haunting and unforgettable performance as the tortured Ramsey Rosso in Season 6, we’ve been looking for a way to bring him back. Fortunately, everything came together and now the villainous Bloodwork’s return will set into motion one of the Flash’s wildest and most emotional adventures yet.”
Who are you looking forward to returning the most?
The show returns for Season 9 on 8 February 2023 on the CW.