SDCC 2015: ‘The Flash’ Sizzle Reel, New Characters!
By Dr. Zaius
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 4:30 pm
DC’s television invasion was in full effect last year with three of TV’s best being FOX’s Gotham and CW’s Arrow and The Flash. The best (in my humble opinion) was The Flash, which continually blended humor, drama, and comic action seamlessly and gave constant “Holy Sh*t” moments. If you aren’t an avid Flash watcher (and you should binge it immediately if you aren’t), then beware of spoilers. The twisting web of lies and deceit spun by friend/foe Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), the entire alternate timeline created by Barry (Grant Gustin) which included the death of Cisco (Carlos Valdes), the crossovers with Arrow (Stephen Amell) and of course Eddie’s (Rick Cosnett) fateful decision in the finale. Thanks to San Diego Comic-Con we now know some details about the upcoming Season 2.
Watch the sizzle reel below.
In last season’s thrilling finale, the folks at S.T.A.R. labs opened a wormhole for Barry to try to go back in time and save his mother, and while the wormhole was growing unstable, DC fans saw a particular helmet come flying through. Many fans realized right away that this was the original Flash helmet, and according the SDCC panel, the original Flash himself, Jay Garrick will be showing up. Teddy Sears, most recently of Showtime’s Masters of Sex has been tapped to play the role, which will also introduce more parallel realities. These will be interesting especially when DC’s Arrow/Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow premieres in 2016.
Also at SDCC was the tease of this season’s big bad and love interest for Barry Allen. In the review/preview video below, they end with “Zoom is coming.” Zoom was Hunter Zolomon, a cop injured by the Flash who develops Flash-like abilities with regard to bending time. That story seems familiar to Eddie who met his self-inflicted end at season one’s finale. As for love, Shantel VanSanten, most recently of The CW’s cancelled The Messengers, is cast to play Patty Spivot, a DC character since the 70s. She’s a CSI for CCPD who is obsessed with meta-humans, and becomes partners with Barry’s father figure cop Det. Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). Personally, the most intriguing thing I’m looking forward to in season 2 is developing Cisco’s meta-human ability to see across parallel timelines.
Executive Producer Greg Berlanti mentioned that season 2 will pick “a few months after” season 1 cataclysmic ending. Season 2 premieres Tuesday night, October 6th at 8:00pm ET on the CW.