The Flash Season 2 hasn’t even premiered yet, but there are already photos for Season 2 Episode 2.
The CW recently released the first pictures from the episode which is called “Flash of Two Worlds.” Here’s the synopsis for the episode from the CW, courtesy Superhero Hype.
“Jay Garrick (guest star Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2, shows up at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is hell-bent on destroying The Flash. Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they’re up against yet another powerful meta-human. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot (guest star Shantel VanSanten) who wants to join his meta-human task force. Jesse Warn directed the episode and it was written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#202).”
The episode will air on October 13. The Flash Season 2 premieres on October 6.
The series stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a costumed superhero with the power to travel through time and space at lightning speed. Gustin, a former crime scene investigator, got his powers in the Flash Season 1, after he’s struck by lightning in a thunderstorm caused by a malfunctioning particle accelerator and he was soaked by chemicals in his lab. It’s based on a comic book character of the same name by DC Comics and is a spin-off of CW’s Arrow. The Flash pilot was developed after Grant Gustin appeared as Barry Allen in Arrow Season 1, which tells you how popular the character is.
Barry Allen (The Flash) also has an interesting back story. Much like another famous DC comic book character, Batman, The Flash’s life was devastated at a young age when his mother was murdered. His father was arrested for the murder and Barry was raised by Detective Joe West.
As he grows up, Barry becomes a highly intelligent Crime Scene investigator with a keen interest in strange, almost unsolveable cases. In the early half of The Flash Season 1, Barry is a huge fanboy of Harrison Wells, the physicist who has developed the particle accelerator alongside his team at S.T.A.R Labs. This is the same particle accelorator that causes Barry to develop his superspeed and become The Flash.
The radiation emitted during the thunderstorm doesn’t just affect Barry though. It also creates a race of people with superpowers, called meta-humans, who begin to wreak havoc on the city.
The series also stars Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. The Flash Season 1 premiered on October 7, 2014. According to its Wikipedia page, The Flash pilot was the second-most viewed premiere in the history of The CW, right after The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It has received a lot of positive reviews from critics and viewers. The series even won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama” in 2014. Due to it’s stellar performance in the ratings, The CW renewed The Flash for a second season on January 11, 2015.
The Flash Season 2 will welcome even more characters to their roster including, Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot, Violett Beane as Jesse Quick, Demore Barnes as Tokamak, and Tony Todd as the voice of the new “big villain,” Zoom. According to Den of the Geek, Vanessa Williams (Melrose Place) has been cast as Iris West’s mother.
As a previous Inquisitr article noted, The Flash Season 1 will be coming to Netflix on October 6, the same date as the Season 2 premiere, so you’ll be able to catch up on what went down with Barry Allen and his crew in Star City during the last season. But don’t get too engrossed that you forget the Flash Season 2 is premiering that night.
[Photo via The CW]