“The Flash” season 4 should be interesting to say the least. It’s already been confirmed that Team Flash won’t be facing off against a speedster this time around, and when the show returns Barry Allen will still be trapped in the Speed Force. So where does that leave the rest of Team Flash?
Candice Patton recently spoke to Comicbook.com at San Diego Comic Con, and she said that when “The Flash” returns the heroes will be struggling to keep it together without Barry after six months without him.
“We pick up six months later,” the actress revealed. “S.T.A.R. Labs is trying to keep it together without Barry, so Kid Flash is kind of taking up a lot of the slack for Barry; Iris is kind of the team leader at S.T.A.R. Labs this season – or at least starting in the season without Barry – and Joe, and Cisco… We’re all trying to keep Central City safe without The Flash. It’s hard – it’s hard not having him around.”
As for Barry himself, Grant Gustin didn’t offer many details on what life is like for him in the Speed Force.
“Six months later. Barry’s in the Speed Force. And that’s pretty much all I’ve got, because Barry’s in the Speed Force.”
“The Flash” season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).