It’s already built one heck of a massive universe in Season 1, but The CW’s Flash is only getting bigger this fall. The first order of business: Exploring Earth-Two.
Series producers Aaron and Todd Helbing chatted with TV Guide about the new season, and said they’ll be using Earth-Two as a launchpad to tell a ton of new stories this year. After focusing on father figures in Season 1, the duo said this season will be more focused on the big brother-type relationship Barry develops with Earth-Two Flash Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears). To that end, some of Jay’s familiar Earth-Two villains will also be making the inter-dimensional trip to cause trouble in Barry's neck of the woods.
It also sounds like the entire gang is still reeling from the death of Eddie in the Season 1 finale, despite the time jump to a few months in the future. Iris is somewhat closed off, while Barry will be a little more reticent about including people in his plans. In his eyes, he’s already gotten Eddie killed, and he doesn’t want to do it again.
Check out an excerpt from Todd’s comments below:
“His whole reaction to [Season 1 is], ‘Harrison Wells was an evil guy. An evil guy gave me powers.’ So he's struggling with that idea of, ‘What is this actually going to mean for me?’ Also, Barry's powers were very easy for Barry to understand. It's like, ‘I was struck by lightning. Now I can run really fast.’ Whereas Cisco's are more of a dreamlike nightmare at first. He's seeing things he doesn't want to see and he has to come to grips with that and learn how to control it…
We'll definitely see meta-humans from Earth-Two coming over and posing a threat to Barry and our team. But we will definitely explore Earth-Two as much as we can … [Jay Garrick] provides something that Barry's never really had before, as being a mentor who was also a speedster. So unlike Harrison Wells teaching him how to be better and faster and improve his powers, he's actually had them.”
Other tidbits of note: They still plan to explore that Caitlin/Killer Frost tease keen-eyed fans spotted within the Speed Force during the season finale, but it might not be anytime soon. Instead, they’ll be digging deeper into Cisco’s abilities to see the differences within alternate realities.
What do you want to see this season on The Flash?
(Via TV Guide)