Hartley Sawyer, who plays Ralph Dibny a.k.a. The Elongated Man and Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays Nora West-Allen have both been upped to series regular for The Flash’s upcoming fifth season.
Sawyer and Kennedy were both introduced during the fourth season of the show, with the former becoming a fan favourite.
Some sad news however is that Keiynan Lonsdale is leaving the Arrowverse. Lonsdale who played Wally West was introduced during The Flash’s second season, before moving over to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow last year, will not be returning as a series regular next year. Good news however, the character is not being killed off and can return in the future.
Here’s what Lonsdale has to say on his departure:
Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I’m not returning next season as a series regular for @cwtheflash or @cw_legendsoftomorrow. It’s definitely not a total goodbye or “see ya never” situation, cause Wally West will still be round when you need him the most! 🙂 It’s just that it won’t be full time anymore. I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol), and for infinite reasons my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different. Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path, and I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honouring & respecting that with me. I love Kid Flash, I love the family I’ve made, & I’m absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt along the way. Thank you for believing in me & rooting for Wally to thrive, you honestly helped me see that i did indeed deserve to play him, & that shit right there made me a stronger actor 🙏🏾 Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures, the only thing I can promise is Magic. Love Keiy ⚡️
Love you all ⚡️❤️ – Keiy x pic.twitter.com/JBdxUaKocA
— Keiynan Lonsdale 🌈 (@KeiynanLonsdale) June 6, 2018
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