Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale has been cast as Wally West for season two of CW’s Flash Variety reports. According to the report Lonsdale will be a series regular in the second season. In the comics Wally West is the nephew of Iris West who ends up becoming a speedster like Barry Allen and becomes Barry’s sidekick Kid Flash before taking the mantle of The Flash himself. Although in the current Flash series Iris has no known or mentioned siblings so it’s unclear how producers are going incorporate Wally into the show.
Wally’s inclusion in the new season was mentioned at Comic-Con where it was also announced that original Flash Jay Garrick was slated to appear in the new season as well with Zoom being season two’s primary antagonist. EP Andrew Kreisberg said of Lonsdale “Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero. We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.” Flash returns to CW October 6th.