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Flash EP Promises Season 3 Will Have Lighter Tone

With the constant and deadly threat of Zoom hanging over Team Flash, season two of the speedster's CW series took a turn down a dark path. But, as executive producer Todd Helbing revealed in a chat with TV Line, season three of "The Flash" will feel more in-line with the show's upbeat first season.

Helbing said that the “last five [or] six episodes [of season two] were pretty dark,” acknowledging that the storyline -- which saw Zoom murder someone close to Barry Allen -- "got darker than we probably anticipated. So we’re making a conscious effort to go back more toward the tone of Season one.”

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But just because season three will be lighter in tone doesn't mean Barry Allen will be safe from harm. In fact, the Flash will go up against two major villains -- at once. Those villains will be the still uncast "speed god" Savitar and Dr. Alchemy (voiced by Tobin Bell).

“[Season 3] is more about psychological warfare,” said Helbing, adding that “everything about [Savitar] is different than Zoom or Reverse-Flash... I can’t go into too much detail, but he’s quite a bit different.” The double threat will also put Barry in a new bind. “‘Just when I think I’ve taken down this guy, I’ve got this [other] dude to worry about, and vice versa,'” said Helbing, getting into Barry's mind a bit. “It’s like flanking.”

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"The Flash" returns to the CW for season three on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 PM ET.

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