Fall is quickly approaching and with that comes the start of new seasons for a number of tv shows including the superhero shows that make up the CW’s Arrowverse. The Flash is one of the older shows on the network, now entering its 5th season, and a new poster is giving fans a sneak peek at what to expect this upcoming season.
If you’ll remember, Season 4 ended on a bit of cliffhanger with the reveal that Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) is indeed the daughter of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris West (Candice Patton). With that said, the new poster looks like the newly assembled family will be the focal point of the upcoming season. Take a look for yourselves:
This family portrait perfectly sets up the big storyline for the new season: What is Nora is doing here visiting a younger version of her parents and how will that affect future events for everyone involved? Executive producer Todd Helbing had some things to say about the challenges faced by a family filled with speedsters:
“With [Nora], it’s the time that she comes from and what she did. She makes this sort of big mistake at the end of the episode — you see the concern of what she’s done, and Barry certainly learned his lessons from time travel, so now it’s going to be interesting to put him on the different side of the problem and see how he can help her fix it.”
When most people think about the Flash, there are many classic storylines that come to mind but with the case of Nora, the showrunners are focusing on a more intimate approach by delving into a child from the Scarlet Speedster himself and how being a father all of a sudden complicates things. Helbing had this to add:
“We always like to introduce characters and sort of highlight areas that come from the comics but we don’t want to be beholden exactly to them so we can change the stories as we see fit and tell it for a television show.”