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Keiynan Lonsdale To Return As Kid Flash For Final Season Of The Flash

Keiynan Lonsdale To Return As Kid Flash For Final Season Of The Flash

Keiynan Lonsdale
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Kid Flash will appear on season nine of The Flash after all!


Keiynan Lonsdale is officially returning for the final season of The Flash.

The actor, best known for his roles in Love, Simon, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and My Fake Boyfriend, appeared as Kid Flash / Wally West in 45 episodes of The CW’s The Flash. He was a regular character in seasons two and three of the series, and made recurring appearances in seasons four and five.

“We’re so happy to reunite with the incredibly talented Keiynan Lonsdale as a part of The Flash’s final season,” executive producer Eric Wallace explained (via Deadline), “because Kid Flash isn’t just another speedster – he’s a beloved part of our Team Flash family.”

The producer added, “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.”

When Lonsdale joined The Flash, he made waves for being an out LGBTQ+ actor appearing as a significant character on a superhero TV show. It was also incredibly exciting given that Kid Flash is a beloved character within the DC Comics universe.

Though he was not a part of seasons six through eight of the show, viewers are undoubtedly excited for Lonsdale to appear in the final season of The Flash.

The CW’s The Flash is going out with a bang – and bringing back Kid Flash to the show makes it even more exciting!

The Flash season nine premieres February 8 on The CW.

What is Keiynan Lonsdale's age?

Keiynan Lonsdale is 31 years old.

Is Wally from ‘The Flash’ Nigerian?

On The CW's The Flash, Wally West's father is Nigerian and his mother is Australian.

Is Kid Flash related to The Flash?

In the comic books, Wally West a.k.a. Kid Flash is the nephew of Iris West. When Iris marries Barry Allen (The Flash), Wally becomes Barry's nephew-in-law.

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