What The Flash’s New Big Bad Is Trying To Accomplish In Season 5


We’re only a few weeks away from the premiere of “The Flash” season 5, and it should be an interesting season to say the least.

Fans will be seeing a lot more of Iris and Barry’s daughter, Nora Allen, and we’ll also be introduced to the new big bad, Cicada, who will be played by Chris Klein.

In previous seasons of The Flash, the big bads have been very focused on their fight against the Scarlet Speedster, but executive producer Todd Helbing recently spoke to TV Line and he noted that Cicada will be looking to eliminate all metas, not just The Flash.

“His endgame isn’t about The Flash. It’s more of a bigger-scale issue,” executive producer Todd Helbing said. “A big part of the story of this season [is about] the metas, where they got their powers from, and it’s tied into everybody’s journey this year. Cicada’s powers are different than DeVoe’s [and] any of the speedsters in the way they affect our team.”

“The Flash” will return on Tuesday, October 9.

“Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season’s end had harnessed the powers of all twelve bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to their limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again. However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris’ speedster daughter, Nora, who arrived from the future admitting to having made a “big mistake,” things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows The Flash down?”