With the singularity that has torn open a hole over Central City in the finale of The CW’s hit adventure series The Flash at the conclusion of Season 1, audiences got their first look at Kendra Saunders, played by the lovely Ciara Renée. She’s in the mob that gathers to witness our hero’s valiant leap into the heart of the disaster. When the show comes back in Season 2 — just a few short weeks away — fans will become aware of the effects the Flash’s efforts have had on his final confrontation with his “reverse” alter-ego.
It appears that a doorway into Earth-2 has been opened wide and some of that world’s heroes (and villains) are coming through. We know that the “original” Flash (Jay Garrick) will be a major component of the opening arc of this sophomore year in the life of Barry Allen, but whether the arrival of the mysterious Kendra Saunders is also connected to the singularity remains to be seen.
What we do know is that the winged-wonder Hawkgirl will become part of the ragtag team of super-powered characters joining the time-traveling Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) when the mid-season replacement DC’s Legends of Tomorrow launches, but in the meantime, Saunders’ story will be explored in The Flash. Saunders will be introduced early on as a possible love-interest to Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) unless until the introduction of Hawkman.
The interloping Carter Hall will be played by actor Falk Henschel and will be introduced in an upcoming cross-over episode of The Flash and Arrow. According to reports the story surrounding Carter Hall’s attraction to his female paramour Kendra Saunders will be following much of the contemporary comic’s angle. The pair are reincarnated lovers with a long history, though it would appear that Renée’s Kendra Saunders will have no memory of the affair.
Whatever the backstory is, fans can be assured with this “first look” at the legendary heroes, they will bear a strikingly iconic look — both appearing ready for battle. The new season of The Flash and Arrow launch the first week of October on The CW, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is set to premiere in January.