The Speed Force never forgets. That’s something Hunt “Zoom” Zolomon learned the hard way in the finale of “The Flash” Season 2, when the time wraiths hunted him down and transformed him into Black Flash before pulling him into the Speed Force. According to Teddy Sears, who played the deadly speedster, that may not be the last we see of him.
“Zoom has been transformed into Black Flash, who has quite a place in the mythology of ‘The Flash.’ He’s like the grim reaper for speedsters,” Sears explained to TVGuide. “Andrew Kreisberg, the head writer and EP, has talked about their interest in having a Black Flash return at some point in the series.”
However, there’s one thing standing between Sears and his return to “The Flash”: his schedule. “It would be a lot of fun to drop back into that world,” he shared. “We’ll just have to see if the guys on the other end feel the same way,” Sears says. “It sounds like they do, but it’s funny – now I belong to Fox, so there’s lots of people that would have to give a thumbs up. But I really hope so.”
Following his stint on “The Flash,” Sears joined Fox’s “24: Legacy” as a series regular, which means he’s at the mercy of Fox’s schedule. While Sears seems interested in returning to play the role, though, he could easily be replaced thanks to the circumstances of his transformation. After all, the character was changed physically as he became the Black Flash, and he was often voiced by “Final Destination” star Tony Todd when he assumed the identity of Zoom.
Back in August, Kreisberg expressed his desire to bring Black Flash back — just not right away. “There aren’t any immediate plans for that [storyline], but you can’t keep a good Black Flash down, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing him in the future,” he said at the time. He also complimented Sears’ work, saying, “We love working with Teddy. He’s such an amazing actor and amazing person, and was so much a part of the success of the show last season.” As such, he seems interested in working with Sears again, if possible.
Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, “The Flash” returns on Tuesday, January at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.
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