The Flash S2 trailer

I love how kooky The Flash is getting. The first season of The CW show didn’t have many reservations about introducing some of the weird stuff from DC’s Flash comics — there were Reverse-Flash and the giant telepathic Gorilla Grodd, which should be all you need to understand that the producers are happy to dive into everything the character represents in DC Comics.

And now, as we see in this new The Flash S2 trailer, the team appears to be going all-in for season two. There’s Jay Garrick, who in comics was the original Flash, created in the ’40s. In the show, he seems to be an alternate-world version of The Flash. And then there’s whatever villain shows up to cause trouble in Central City, not to mention whatever waits on the other side of that wormhole. Check out the footage after the jump.

Update: There’s now an extended version of this spot with twice as much footage — mostly, it’s longer takes and more glimpses at the same scenes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a look!

Here’s the shorter first spot:

And this is the extended version:

That’s Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, and then the new villain seen briefly is the Atom Smasher, played by WWE star Adam “Edge” Copeland. They come over from the show’s version of Earth-Two, the alternate reality that has been a source of both great stories and big continuity issues for DC Comics over the years. (Maybe we’ll eventually get a TV version of the old Crisis on Infinite Earths comics event series, which helped iron out some of those continuity issues.) The fact that there are other worlds out there all presumably leads to the new series Legends of Tomorrow.

Trailer via The CW. The Flash returns on October 6. The cast will also feature Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West; Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot; and Tony Todd as the voice of a new villain. This show and Arrow will also help introduce Legends of Tomorrow characters such as the villain Vandal Savage, and Carter Hall/Hawkman.

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

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