The trailer for season 4 of The Flash has arrived, teasing old friends and new enemies. When the new season of The Flash arrives in October, Barry will still be stuck in the Speed Force while his friends are forced to protect Central City in his absence. So far, we know Wally will be stepping into the Flash's suit to help out. The move looks to be a temporary one, but it still demonstrates how the status quo of the series will be altered. We also know new hero Elongated Man will be joining Team Flash to help stop big bad The Thinker.
While we've yet to see any footage of the big new hero or villain, the trailer for season 4 of The Flash offers plenty of glimpses of the upcoming season. Though brief, the look at season 4 focuses on Iris, Cisco, and the rest of Team Flash dealing with Barry's absence. We also see Caitlin Snow - looking much less like Killer Frost - and the return of Peek-A-Boo. Meanwhile, a powerful new villain has emerged in Central City wielding samurai armor and a destructive katana. Though he isn't named in the trailer, it's possible this is Baron Katana. A deep-cut Flash villain from back in the Silver Age of comics, the show will likely be reinventing the character for the series.
Along with the trailer, word of a few new cast members has emerged. Tackling the big bad, The Thinker, will be Neil Sandilands (The 100). Meanwhile, his assistant the Mechanic, will be played by Kim Engelbrecht (Dominion). And most exciting of all, Danny Trejo will be joining the series as the bounty hunter Breacher, who also happens to be the father of Gypsy. So far, there's no word yet on who will play Elongated Man, but it will likely come soon.
On top of the new trailer and casting announcements, TVLine spoke with the cast of The Flash about the state of things in season 4. Speaking about Barry's time in the Speed Force and how it will affect him, star Grant Gustin has this to say:
“[It’s a] pretty overwhelming experience. He’s getting a little scrambled… [and I] don’t think he will be same Barry when he comes out.”
It's not clear how long Barry will have been in the Speed Force when the show returns, but it will certainly add to the drama of his return if he's addled from his time inside. We didn't see a similar issue with Jay when he returned, but perhaps that too will manifest this season.
The cast also assured fans that the fun and lighthearted version of the show from season 1 would be back in full swing this new season. Given the new villains and Barry's altered state, it's certainly encouraging to hear the show won't continue its slog through doom and gloom in the face of fresh danger.
The Flash season 4 premieres Tuesday, October 10 @8pm on The CW.
Source: Warner Bros. TV and TVLine