The Flash returns for its ninth and final season next Wednesday, and three more familiar faces will appear in the final episodes of the superhero series. Viewers will see Rick Cosnett, Matt Letscher, and Jessica Parker Kennedy (above, right) return before the Arrowverse series comes to an end.
In the final 13 episodes, other guests will include Stephen Amell (back as Oliver Queen). Javica Leslie, Nicole Maines, Andy Mientus, David Ramsey, Keiynan Lonsdale, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Damion Poitier, Max Adler, John Wesley Shipp, Michelle Harrison, and Patrick Sabongui.
Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, Brandon McKnight, and Jon Cor, the CW action-adventure series centers on police scientist Barry Allen (Gustin) who develops super speed after a dark-matter lightning strike. Behind a mask, Barry uses his powers to protect the people of Central City from many evil forces as The Flash. Jessie L. Martin and Richard Harmon recur in the final season.
Eric Wallace, showrunner of The Flash, said the following about the three recently announced returning players, per EW:
“We’re so excited to have Rick join us once more as we put together our final batch of emotional and thrilling episodes. It’s especially wonderful as Rick was an integral part of the show’s inaugural season. So having him return to help us conclude our show’s incredible nine-year run was more than a privilege. It was a no-brainer.
Having the incredibly gracious and talented Matt Letscher return for our final season was something we couldn’t resist. So, we created a very special story for him, one we’ve been excited to tell for a while, but couldn’t until now. The result is a wild and bittersweet episode we hope fans — both old and new — will love.
The Flash has always been a show about the importance of family. So having the incredible Jessica Parker Kennedy back as fan-favorite speedster XS was always in the cards. As the daughter of Barry and Iris, Jessica’s already made an unforgettable mark on our show’s history. And with her latest season 9 adventure, Jessica’s taking her incredible portrayal of Nora West-Allen to even greater heights in a way the audience has never seen before.”
The Flash returns on Wednesday, February 8th.
What do you think? Are you excited to see the various familiar faces back on The Flash before it ends?
Well, since they seem to be throwing in characters from the entire “soon to be completely massacred by Zaslav/Malone” DC universe, then we better see John Constantine show up at some point.
Sure they only have 13 episodes to work with, but I’d rather see them use it to wrap up the entire franchise than waste time like they pretty much did the entire last season.
I’m happy for the 5 remaining fans to see this show going to the farm
I liked the Flash. Last season was not great but happy to see the return of past characters. Anxious to see this season, especially the return of Steven Amell. Loved Arrow.
Glad Flash is back but sad it is ending!
Goodbye the flash