John Wesley Shipp on Season 2 of The Flash

The Flash is back tonight for its second season premiere, and John Wesley Shipp (Henry Allen) sat down with us to chat a bit about what’s coming up.

Here’s what we learned:

  • A big question going into the season is whether or not Henry will remain in prison. He said there are a few ways that could go, but was very cautious about not letting anything slip.
  • Exploring Henry and Barry’s relationship when/if he gets out of prison is something he looks forward to.
  • He accidentally dropped the Legends of Tomorrow title before it was released, so he’s a bit nervous that he’ll accidentally say something about the show that he shouldn’t.
  • We are going to learn more about the extended Allen family in Season 2.
  • Playing the two father figures angle was something he liked in the first season, and said that the writers constantly impressed him.
  • Shipp really wants to get into S.T.A.R. Labs more, and have a scene with Candice (Iris).
  • He’s really been able to bring his experience as TV’s first incarnation of The Flash into this show.
  • With regard to Henry’s fate, he said the only thing he hopes he never sees is “Henry drops the ice cream cone” — nice Dawson’s Creek reference!

Watch the full clip here:


Photo and Video by Melissa Girimonte. Copyright © 2015 The Televixen

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