A disaster is coming. It’s one thing that followers of The CW‘s The Flash have recognized just about for the reason that very first episode due to a future-dated newspaper headline declaring the Scarlet Speedsters disappearance in a then-mysterious catastrophic occasion. Last fall, it was made clear that that disaster is “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and it is an occasion that even Barry Allen cannot cease — however will even see the return of somebody essential to Barry, or a minimum of a model of them.
On Wednesday, The CW launched a new teaser for The Flash’s upcoming Season 6. In the video, Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) has arrange some form of know-how to Jay Garrick’s (John Wesley Shipp) hat and in doing so is ready to see a billion attainable future and, in the method, additionally see that he cannot cease what’s coming. Included in these glimpses of the billions of prospects? A take a look at some model of Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison), Barry’s useless mom.
As followers of The Flash know very effectively, Nora Allen when Barry was a youngster — or, a minimum of, the Earth-1 model of her did. Her dying set the course for Barry’s life, along with his father wrongly imprisoned for the crime that was finally revealed to have been carried out by Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash. While we have seen various variations of Nora earlier than, most notably on Earth-2 the place she didn’t die in Barry’s childhood, it is unclear what model of Nora we’ll be seeing in Season 6. As we have come to study there are various, many Earths in the Arrowverse’s multiverse (we have mapped them right here) and they’re all endangered in the approaching “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. Even Earth-1.
“It’s like stepping on a landmine,” showrunner Eric Wallace stated in a latest interview. “All of a sudden the future is today, and that turns everything upside-down. You’ll see each member of Team Flash react in their own unique, and sometimes tragic, way.”
The look of Nora Allen in some type in the teaser comes simply a day after information that John Wesley Shipp will even be returning to the Arrowverse this fall. Shipp, who performed Henry Allen and Jay Garrick on The Flash in addition to Earth-90’s Barry Allen in final fall’s Elseworlds crossover is ready to return for “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
“I can’t spoil too much because I haven’t read it yet,” Gustin advised ComicBook.com earlier this summer season. “I’ve been teased a lot from our guys what it’s going to be. The Monitor shows up at the end of our first episode and says the universe is in jeopardy and in order to save the universe, Barry Allen has to die. And Barry Allen doesn’t know about this deal Oliver made with the Monitor, either, so someone’s gonna die.”
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The Flash‘s sixth season will start Tuesday, October eighth at 8/7c on The CW.