Flash Producer Andrew Kreisberg Talks Jay Garrick and Wally West

It’s no secret that various speedsters are coming to The CW‘s sophomore series, The Flash. As announced in the last few months, Teddy Sears will play Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick and Keiynan Lonsdale will appear as Wally West. The series also announced Candyman‘sTony Todd will give his voice to Zoom.

Season two will also focus on the Multiverse, as executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve been having a lot of fun with that and getting glimpses of Earth-Two probably sooner than people would’ve thought,” he said.

Presumably, Jay Garrick is part of that Earth-2 glimpse. According to Kreisberg, he will become a mentor of sorts to Grant Gustin‘s Barry Allen, thought he likens it more to a Han Solo/Luke Skywalker relationship. “Jay is a little bit more world-weary and he’s seen a lot. He’s been The Flash for a while,” he said. “He’s seen a lot of darkness, and it’s jaded him a little bit. He thinks Barry can be a bit naïve about the way the world works.”

Meanwhile, Wally West will be introduced toward winter, but not as Kid Flash. “I would liken Wally coming in to the way we brought on Colton Haynes on to Arrow,” Kreisberg explained. He describes Wally as “a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark.”

The producer also offered a tease about Zoom, saying “When you finally see Zoom, he looks like a demon, and it’s really scary. It’s more horrific. You should feel like when one of H.R. Giger’s aliens comes in the room.” He also mentioned new CCPD officer Nancy Spivot, played by Shantel VanSanten, as “the only cop who stands her ground, and that proves to Joe that she’s got what it takes.” She will join Joe West’s new anti-metahuman task force.

But even with the new characters, Kreisberg says, “It’s still the same show. It still has those characters and that camaraderie.”

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