Barry Allen isn’t one to be left in the dust, as Comic-Con saw the debut of the trailer for season 6 of The Flash. Much more focused on the story ahead than the Arrow trailer, plenty of new footage is shown, as Barry and his team are bedeviled by a hero-hating scientist played by former Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy (who is already better than Chris Klein’s season 5 heavy, Cicada). Grant Gustin and the entire main cast reprise their roles (a welcome bit of news, as there were rumors that Carlos Valdes would be departing) when the new season of The Flash premieres on October 6. Check out the Flash season 6 trailer below:
Admittedly, I have a soft spot for The Flash, but I’m delighted with what I saw. The Flash season 6 trailer is a tantalizing tease of what could be a very interesting season. Again, I’m relieved to see the entire main cast back where they belong (and Cecile, I guess). I hated the idea of losing Cisco, as he’s the audience surrogate and the perfect avatar for fans who dream of being swept up in a superhero adventure. But I think what intrigues me most about the Flash season 6 trailer is Ramamurthy’s Dr. Ramsey Rosso. As his voiceover describes it, his “evil plan” is to eliminate death using medical science. The thematic implications of this are delicious; should Barry even fight him? Why would he? I imagine there will be more to it, and I see the conflict fitting nicely into the series’ main theme of utilitarianism vs. Deontological ethics, or the greater good vs. the immediate good. This could kick things up a notch; if Barry decides he doesn’t like Dr. Rosso’s methods, will he be damning humanity if he stops him? At what point does he have to allow for sacrifices? And what will his friends think? I’m already awash in possibilities, and I’m excited to see what The Flash does with this premise. One thing absent from the Flash season 6 trailer is Barry’s arch-nemesis, the Reverse-Flash, whom we know is now out and about and has just caused Barry yet another trauma (which, combined with losing both of his parents, may weigh on Barry’s decision concerning Dr. Rosso). I’m sure he’ll be around, but it’s for the best that he’s not the central (city) villain again. Maybe they’re saving him for “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” which gets a quick mention. Whatever happens, I’m giddy for the next season.
What did you think of the Flash season 6 trailer? Are you excited for the show’s return? What form do you think Harrison Wells will take this time? Let us know in the comments and come back to Geeks + Gamers for more Comic-Con coverage!