Getting right to the ’Point
SEASON 3 US BROADCAST The CW from 4 October UK BROADCAST Sky 1 from late October, TBC
returning SHOW! Remember how Fringe had a thing for hitting the reset button?
The Flash ventured into similar territory in its season two finale, when Barry Allen travelled back in time and saved his mum from death by reverse-Flash. it’s the sort of behaviour that wreaks havoc with timelines, meaning that, at the start of season three, Central City is a very different place. “Obviously Barry’s parents are alive, which changes the whole dynamic of our show,” series star grant gustin tells SFX. “Barry never went to live with Joe and iris, so iris and Barry don’t really have a relationship.”
if this sounds a little familiar, that’s because season three riffs on DC’s famous comics crossover Flashpoint. “We do a lot of cool nods to [cartoon adaptation] The Flashpoint
Paradox,” explains gustin. “But it’s not that animated movie, and it’s not the comic book. Our version is what Flashpoint would be in the universe that we’ve created, and how things would have changed.”
So anyone playing “spot the difference” will notice that Hogwarts graduate tom Felton has joined the cast as one of Barry’s co-workers, while iris’s little brother Wally West has adopted his comic-book mantle, Kid Flash. not that anyone else thinks anything is weird. “Barry’s the only one who knows all of the differences,” gustin reveals. “And while he is the only one that knows, he does slowly start to forget the original timeline. Kind of like a Back
To The Future-esque thing, which is a pretty cool element.”
Keiynan Lonsdale races into the role of Kid Flash.