Wally West will return to The Flash for Season 6. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, showrunner Eric Wallace revealed Kid Flash will be back -- and he will help his namesake take on one of their greatest villains yet.
"Let's bring Wally West back," Wallace announced at the panel. "Why don't we do it this season... and have Kid Flash and Flash fight one of the greatest Flash villains."
Since The Flash will tackle two villains this year, it is unclear which one Kid Flash will face with Team Flash. Season 6 will be broken up into two chapters, or "graphic novels," with this year's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover serving as the split between the story arcs. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether Wally will appear in the first half, second half or both.
However, considering "Crisis on Infinite Earths" is just around the corner, it seems likely Kid Flash will return in time for the five-show crossover. After all, the Arrowverse is going all out for the event, bringing in DCTV alums like Batman star Burt Ward and tapping DC's Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh as Kingdom Come's Superman. It would make sense, then, for the Arrowverse to bring Keiynan Lonsdale back as Kid Flash for the crossover.
Returning Tuesday, October 8 at 8 pm on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet and Hartley Sawyer.