The CW is getting ready for the debut of the final season of The Flash, and that comes with a new poster as well as the announcement of three returning characters.
As The Flash prepares to wind down its own run, as well as that of the entire Arrowverse, some familiar faces will be making appearances. The CW announced on Tuesday that Favid Ramsey will appear as John Diggle, Sendhil Ramamurthy will return as Ramsey Rosso/Bloodwork, and Keiynan Lonsdale will once again suit up as Wally West/Kid Flash.
Showrunner Eric Wallace said of Diggle’s return, “As one of the legacy Arrowverse characters who helped start it all, John Diggle holds a special place in our hearts, as well as the fans’. Plus, the commanding presence and commitment to excellence actor/director David Ramsey brings to the screen each-and every time is truly inspiring. So, of course, it was a no-brainer to have Diggle join Team Flash in our final season! So, get ready for a very emotional reunion as John Diggle aka Spartan helps protect Central City alongside Team Flash one, last time.”
As to Lonsdale returning for the first time since season 6, Wallace said, “Kid Flash isn’t just another speedster — he’s a beloved part of our Team Flash family. So as soon as we knew he was coming back, we set out to create a special and heartfelt story for his return. The result is a brilliant performance from Keiynan that showcases a side of Wally West you’ve never seen before.”
“Ever since Sendhil turned in such a brilliantly haunting and unforgettable performance as the tortured Ramsey Rosso in Season 6, we’ve been looking for a way to bring him back,” Wallace said of the actor’s return. “We also knew we wanted to have Ramsey play a part in Flash’s final race. Fortunately, everything came together and now the villainous Bloodwork’s return will set into motion one of the Flash’s wildest and most emotional adventures yet.”
The Flash season 9 will debut on The CW on Feb. 8.