‘The Flash’ Casts ‘Insurgent’ Star Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West

Actor will be a series regular on CW superhero drama’s second season opposite Grant Gustin

Wally West is finally coming to Central City.

“The Flash” has cast “Insurgent” actor Keiynan Lonsdale in the role, it was announced Wednesday. The actor will be a series regular addition to the second season cast of the CW superhero drama.

Lonsdale will make his first appearance in the winter, playing the iconic character from the DC comic book universe who became the speedster known as Kid Flash. In the comics, Wally West is related to Iris West, played by Candice Patton on the show.

When Lonsdale’s Wally West finally makes his long-teased appearance, he will hardly be the only superspeedster in Central City.

Grant Gustin stars as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, with Tom Cavanagh’s Reverse-Flash also a series regular, and Teddy Sears’ Jay Garrick, the original Flash from the comics, also due to make an appearance in Season 2.

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

Lonsdale plays Uriah in the “Divergent” series, making his US film debut in sequel “Insurgent” opposite Shailene Woodley. He will next be seen in Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours.” He is represented by Silver Lining Entertainment, ICM, Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams, and Persona PR.

“The Flash” returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.