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Insurgent's Keiynan Lonsdale Joins The Flash as Kid Flash

Get ready to meet Wally West

Liz Raftery

Wally West is heading to The Flash.

The CW series has tapped Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale (Insurgent) to play the iconic character from the comic books, who becomes Kid Flash. Lonsdale will be a series regular and will make his debut on the show this winter.

"Just like when we met [Flash star Grant Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. "We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show."

There's no word yet on whether Kid Flash will make an appearance on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the spin-off from the Arrow/Flash universe that will premiere midseason.

Are you looking forward to the introduction of Kid Flash?

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