‘The Flash’ Casts Wally West and He’s Perfect
The CW has cast Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West aka Kid Flash in the hit show “The Flash” for Season 2.
I think this is a perfect casting!
Wally West is the nephew of Iris West in the comics, and in the TV show, the Wests are African American. In the current comic book series, though Iris West is still white, Wally is mixed race.
It is still uncertain what role Wally West will play in the series, whether he will continue to be Iris’ nephew. He could still be written as a brother or cousin, etc. I actually like the idea of long lost half-brother as it adds some mystery to Iris father Joe West (who doesn’t exist in the comics at all).