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The CW’s stable of DC characters continues to grow. Just the other day, it was announced that Hawkman has been cast. Now comes word that The Flash is adding Keiynan Lonsdale as a series regular for the show’s second season. The role Lonsdale will be playing should be exciting for fans of The Flash, as he’ll be portraying Wally West.

Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” says Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer of The Flash. â€œWe are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”

Lonsdale is mostly known for his work in the The Divergent Series. The character of Wally West has been around since 1960, when he was introduced as the first Kid Flash. He would later become the third Flash, after Jay Garrick and Barry Allen.

The Flash‘s second season premieres on October 6th at 8/7c on The CW.

SOURCE: DC Comics