CW’s The Flash will be coming back with its fifth season and things are looking pretty amazing already. The show has successfully finished four seasons with good TRP’s (if not massive) and fans are totally game for the new season.
In season 4, Team Flash managed to beat ‘The Thinker’ who wanted to bring enlightenment to humanity. But in the end, Team Flash along with ‘The Mechanic’ thwarted his diabolical plans and saved the Central city and the world.
Here’s what executive producer Todd Helbing has said:
“It is nice to have a villain that we can change up what Barry’s obstacle and the team’s obstacles are, and how to take somebody down.”
He added: “The Thinker, DeVoe, [was] a lot of fun and we certain see the benefits of doing that. Having a meta that isn’t a speedster and the new ways that we can pose challenges for those guys is fun. So I think for next season, it’s certainly not going to be a speedster.”
At the end of the fourth season, the identity of the ‘Mystery Girl’ was finally revealed. She first appeared in Arrowverse crossover event “Crisis on Earth-X” at Barry-Iris wedding. She was speculated to be many different comic-book figures but she turned out to be Nora West Allen, future daughter of Barry Allen and Iris West.
She gate crashed the party and revealed herself to Team Flash. She told them that she had to come to the present as there has been a huge blunder she has made in the future and this was the only way to fix it. But in doing so, she has broken the golden rule of a speedster i.e altering the timeline. This will have disastrous consequences as we witnessed in Flashpoint when Barry went back in time and saved his mother from Reverse Flash. Well, time will always find a way, as explained by Prof. Wells in season 1.
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Nora Allen’s speedster costume has been revealed online and it’s introducing traces of Dawn Allen’s suit from the comics as well. Her role in the new season remains shrouded in mystery but whatever it is, Team Flash is in for a world of trouble.
In an interview, Grant Gustin was asked about the suit that he would be wearing in the new season, here’s what he said:
“The suit that I wore for four years, it was easy enough to get into.” Gustin explained. “It was a jacket and pants, and they were leather.”
The trailer shown at SDCC 2018 clearly indicated that there will be a new suit in the fifth season. This time the suit is a lot closer to comics as we will see the iconic Flash ring that was brought to him by his future daughter Nora Allen (played by Jessica Parker Kennedy).
The new suit has been revealed and it prompted a response from Gustin. He released the following statement on his official Instagram account.
The visual illustrator offered his interpretation on the new design on Real World of Flash instagram page with a caption “The Season 5 suit will consist of no leather at all. It’s now all textured spandex and made up of panels sewn together… Boots are red with more gold around the top.”
The Flash season 5 has truly amazing cast including Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West Allen, Carlos Valdes as Cisco, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Tom Cavanaugh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Kid Flash, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny and Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora Allen.
CW’s ‘The Flash’ season 5 will be aired on October 9, 2018, Tuesdays at 8:00. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season’s end had harnessed the powers of all twelve bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to their limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again. However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris’ speedster daughter, Nora, who arrived from the future admitting to having made a “big mistake,” things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows The Flash down?”
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