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The Flash season 5: everything we know so far

We’ve got all the latest intel on the upcoming season of the superhero drama.

The Flash season 5
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The Flash came to a gripping climax as Team Flash went to battle with Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) aka The Thinker with the help of his wife Marlize (Kim Engelbrecht).

This article contains spoilers about season 4 of The Flash and the upcoming fifth season. If you don’t want any spoilers, stop reading now.

A creative resurgence for the show, season 4 improved vastly on the show’s disappointing third season. With The Flash already confirmed to be returning for season 5 later in the year, we’ve been pulling together all the intel available so you know what to expect.

Keep reading to find out what we know so far…

 

When will The Flash season 5 premiere?

The Flash season 5 will arrive on The CW in the US on Tuesday 9th October at 8/7c. It usually follows around two weeks later on Sky 1 HD in the UK so mark you calendars for a late October premiere.

 

Who is the main cast for The Flash season 5?

The Flash season 5 will see the return of the following main cast members:

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash
Candice Patton as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Jesse L. Martin as Joe West
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora Allen-West (confirmed 18/06/2018)
Tom Cavanagh as Sherloque Wells

Two recurring cast members from season 4 have been promoted to series regulars for season 5:

Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton
Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man

It was also recently confirmed that Chris Klein will play this season’s Big Bad David Hersch aka Cicada.

 

Who else will be back for The Flash season 5?

Keiynan Lonsdale will be appearing in the premiere of season 5 but after that, we don’t know. He’s departed from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow after only a handful of episodes so we’re not expecting him to stick around on The Flash either.

 

Who isn’t returning for The Flash season 5?

Neil Sandilands won’t be back as Clifford DeVoe given that he was killed in the season 4 finale.

 

What storylines will feature in The Flash season 5?

Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps but it’s a given that Nora Allen-West’s appearance in season 4 kicked off a story arc that will play out during season 5.

She brings with her a dark secret from the future and gives Barry the Flash Ring, making it easier to put on his costume.

David Hersch aka Cicada will be the main villain for season 5. In the comic books Cicada was turned into a meta-human when he was struck by lightning while trying to end his life after killing his wife.

The show will also explore how Caitlin got her Killer Frost powers and it’s nothing to do with the particle accelerator explosion!

 

When will the Arrowverse crossover happen during The Flash season 5?

The crossover will begin with The Flash on 9th December 2018 in the US and continue with Arrow on 10th December 2018 and Supergirl on 11th December 2018.

 

Where can you see the key art for The Flash season 5?

Take a look at the key art from the show’s official Twitter account:

 

When will the The Flash season 5 trailer debut?

The first season 5 trailer debuted on Saturday 21st July 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con. You can watch it below:

A second trailer debuted on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Watch it below:

 

Keep this page bookmarked and check back often for the latest news on The Flash season 5.

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