THE FLASH

Get­ting right to the ’Point

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 2016 Tv Preview - Richard Ed­wards

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.

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