The CW dropped a new trailer for “The Flash” on Tuesday, teasing Season 5’s big bad, Cicada, and Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton)’s daughter… from the future.
In the trailer, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) admits she made a “big mistake” in traveling back in time. For one, she’s stuck in the wrong timeline now, and for two, her time travel has undone the fact that villain Cicada was defeated in the future. Now he’s back, and lurking around in the shadows (hence the title of this tease: “Shadows Trailer”).
The CW announced in July that Chris Klein would be joining the “Flash” cast as the new villain. Described as a grizzled, blue-collar everyman whose family has been torn apart by metahumans, Cicada now seeks to exterminate the epidemic — one metahuman at a time.
“You guys beat him — at least you were supposed to,” Nora tells her parents of Cicada. The trailer also teases some melodrama: at the end of the 39-second spot, Barry asks his daughter what happens to him in the future.
Check out the full trailer above.
The network also released a new tease for the second season of “Black Lightning,” in which we see the return of Feeland’s villain Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) as well as the rise of the father-daughter duo of Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and Thunder (Nafessa Williams). Watch that trailer below.
“The Flash” season five premieres Tuesday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW.