We’ve been expecting a costume revamp for Barry Allen since Season 1 episode 17 when a future version of The Flash showed up, sporting a white insignia on his chest reminiscent of The Flash of the original comics. Now it looks like Barry is shaping up to become a proper hero in Season 2.
Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, writer and producer Andrew Kreisberg said: “Last year was sort of really about getting the band together, in a way, and Barry, his first initial steps into being The Flash. This year it’s really like, “OK. Great. We’re doing it now.” What does that mean?
“I think one of the biggest things that we’re sort of tackling this year which is very different from any of the other shows we’ve done is [public perception] about The Flash. He’s becoming a public figure. The notion that [these people] live in a universe where people have superpowers, and there are evil people with superpowers, and you could be walking down the street and somebody could melt the building in front of you is not outlandish anymore.
“By the same token, they all know that there’s a savior out there who has powers to fight them back. So watching Barry deal with the fact that he’s becoming a little bit famous and he’s not just the mysterious red streak is something that gets dealt with a lot in newer episodes.”
The Flash Season 2 premieres on 6 October on The CW in the US. A UK air date is yet to be confirmed by Sky 1. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.