Daddy’s Mystery Girl has been revealed but with the emergence of their future-daughter in the midst comes an entirely new wave of problems including a “big bag” that may be looking to carve the heart out of Team Flash in the trailer for the upcoming new season!
Among the most anticipated moments at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the appearance of the now more robust cast of The Flash which has expanded to include new series regulars Hartley Sawyer who plays Ralph Dibny / The Elongated Man and Jessica Parker Kennedy who was revealed to be none-other than Nora West-Allen, the daughter of Grant Gustin and Candice Patton’s Barry Allen / The Flash and Iris West-Allen. If the series has proven anything it’s that time-travel can be problematic!
So does the arrival of the pair’s future-daughter mean that something is amiss with the future? There must be because Nora admits that she’s made a “terrible mistake” and is now trapped here in the present. The cast were gathered at SDCC to reveal some of the upcoming Season 5’s biggest twists and turns, including the confirmation that the “big bad” will be portrayed by Chris Klein and will be the cult leader Cicada. A merciless murder who steals from the Speed Force with the use of a mystical dagger.
Though the villain was originally intended as a tease in Season 4’s cliffhanger finale, the episode was packed with wrapping up the arc and setting in motion the introduction of Nora, who Barry fears may “Marty McFly herself out of existence” unless they can find a way of getting Nora back to where she’s supposed to be. The trailer also includes Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West / Kid Flash although it was confirmed that the actor declined to return to the show or join the cast of the spin-off DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as was first reported.
Among some of the highlights to be spotlighted in the new trailer, is the fan-favorite Flash ring, which has been hinted would be handed over to Barry (Gustin) ever since it was first revealed in Season 1 as the Reverse-Flash’s favorite mode for concealing his dual-identity. The Flash also stars Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes; Panabaker’s frosty alter-ego Killer Frost will also be further explored next season, as the actress makes her directorial debut decidedly adding to her impressive resume and helming an episode in Season 5.
The Flash returns with new episodes to The CW in October and will air Tuesday @ 8/7c.