The Flash

The Flash goes family portrait for its new season 5 poster

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Sep 1, 2018

Season 5 of The Flash is looking to be leaning heavily on the family vibes. 

The new poster for the upcoming fifth season was tweeted out by the official Flash account yesterday, showing Barry (Grant Gustin), his wife, Iris (Candace Patton), and of course Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), their daughter from the future. 

We also get a look at Nora's snazzy superhero outfit, mask and all. Barry and Iris, however, are dressed in his civilian garb. We did get an official look at the Flash's costume for Season 5 last month after an unauthorized photo was leaked to the public. We know this fancy new suit comes from a ring Nora gives him, as was shown in the San Diego Comic-Con trailer earlier this summer.

Along with a fancy new suit, Barry will have to contend with his daughter's clinginess toward him, as well as her coldness toward Iris -- an issue that worries Barry, given that Nora's likely carrying around a lot of knowledge about what happens to her parents in the time she comes from. Not to mention Barry's concern that Nora will accidentally "Marty McFly" herself. 

In addition to clearly playing off a rather unusual family dynamic, Season 5 will also promise to resolve a dangling plot thread that's been bothering viewers since the show's pilot episode. 

The fifth season of The Flash premieres Oct. 9 on The CW, which kicks off another super-season of Arrowverse shows, including Supergirl, Arrow, Black Lightning, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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