It’s still crazy to think that The Flash is coming to an end. After nine seasons filled with highs and lows, the CW series that continued the mantle started by Arrow. Yet, it seems the final season is going to include quite a few familiar faces to showcase the “finality” of the series.
In a new piece by Deadline, it seems that Keiynan Lonsdale, who played Wally West and would eventually become Kid Flash, will return to reprise his role. David Ramsay is also set to once again play John Diggle in the season, who is also currently working on a new spinoff set in the Arrowverse.
That is not all, as one of the main villains is also set to return with Sendhil Ramamurthy, who played the series’ take on Bloodwork, is also set to reprise his role. All three are set to appear in the upcoming ninth episode of the final season. Executive producer Eric Wallace shared the following statement on Diggles’ return.
As one of the legacy Arrowverse characters who helped start it all, John Diggle holds a special place in our hearts, as well as the fans. Plus, the commanding presence and commitment to excellence actor/director David Ramsey brings to the screen each-and every time is truly inspiring. So, of course, it was a no-brainer to have Diggle join Team Flash in our final season! So, get ready for a very emotional reunion as John Diggle aka Spartan helps protect Central City alongside Team Flash one, last timeEric Wallace
He also goes on to highlight the excitement of having Kid Flash back once again; teasing the story they set up for his return.
We’re so happy to reunite with the incredibly talented Keiynan Lonsdale as a part of The Flash’s final season. Because Kid Flash isn’t just another speedster—he’s a beloved part of our Team Flash family. So as soon as we knew he was coming back, we set out to create a special and heartfelt story for his return. The result is a brilliant performance from Keiynan that showcases a side of Wally West you’ve never seen before.Eric Wallace
Lastly, they also highlighted Ramamruthy‘s return as Ramsey Rosso, highlighting that they always intended to return in the final confrontation for the Scarlet Speedster.
Ever since Sendhil turned in such a brilliantly haunting and unforgettable performance as the tortured Ramsey Rosso in Season Six, we’ve been looking for a way to bring him back. We also knew we wanted to have Ramsey play a part in Flash’s final race. Fortunately, everything came together and now the villainous Bloodwork’s return will set into motion one of the Flash’s wildest and most emotional adventures yet.Eric Wallace
It’s definitely looking like they are ramping up for a grand finale, and it’ll be a shame to say goodbye to Grant Gustin‘s tenure as the speedster, but it does open him up to chase other roles moving forward.