The CW’s fast-paced and adrenaline-pumping series, The Flash, has always pitted Barry Allen against other speedsters in every season. With Reverse-Flash kicking things off in season 1, then Zoom taking things up a notch in season 2, and now in the on-going season 3, Savitar has raised the speed bar to “god-like” levels.
However, things are going to change in Season 4 of The Flash according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
“Next season we’re not going to have a speedster [as the villain],” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said at PaleyFest on Saturday, where the casts of Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash gathered to spill scoop on their respective series.
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Right now, Team Flash are plagued with discovering the identity of Savitar.
“With Savitar, we know who he is under there,” Kreisberg says. “We’ve been planning this for a while and we’re really excited about it.”
They may get help in that regard with the upcoming introduction of Abra Kadabra (David Dastmalchian). “Episode 18 has Abra Kadabra, who is also a villain from the future,” Kreisberg says.
“He knows who Savitar is and comes with a moral conundrum: Do Barry and the team let Abra Kadabra go in order to get Savitar’s identity? It’s a great mortality play. Iris and Barry have a great scene, ‘Can you be a hero if you do one bad thing?’”
In order to gain more information on Savitar, Barry will subsequently go to the future during episode 19, which is called “The Once and Future Flash,” which is the title of a 1993 issue of the comics. “Barry decides that the only way he can find out what he needs to know is in the future,” Kreisberg says.
In the meantime, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) attention will turn away from the big bad during Tuesday’s episode as the Scarlet Speedster gets trapped in a ’40s send-up alongside Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) — both of whom are facing personal issues in their respective love lives.(See Photos from the crossover here