The Flash Season 5: Who Got Promoted?

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The Flash returns for Season 5 later this year, and the show is keeping some fan-favorites around. 

According to TV Line, Hartley Sawyer has been upped to series regular for the upcoming season. 

Sawyer plays Ralph Dibney aka The Elongated Man on the superhero drama. 

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The character debuted on The Flash Season 4 as one of the unlucky metas The Thinker was going after in order to absorb abilities. 

After joining Team Flash, he emerged as a hit with viewers and that's likely down to his fun-loving attitude. 

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He was even killed off in a shocking twist, but at least fans can rest easy knowing he will definitely be sticking around for some more fun. 

The Elongated Man - The Flash

Meanwhile, Deadline broke the news that Danielle Nicolet has also been promoted to a series regular.

Nicolet first debuted on the series back in 2015, and her role has grown ever more prominent over the years. 

Nicolet is the district attorney of Central City and is currently in a relationship with Joe West, so it makes sense that we will be seeing a lot more of her in the fall. 

Keiynan Lonsdale

The news comes on the heels of the news that Keiynan Lonsdale is exiting both The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow as Kid Flash. 

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Shortly after the news broke, he took to Instagram to share more details about his big decision. 

You can read his full statement below:

Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I’m not returning next season as a series regular for @cwtheflash or @cw_legendsoftomorrow.

Keiynan Lonsdale Attends GLAAD Event

It’s definitely not a total goodbye or “see ya never” situation, cause Wally West will still be round when you need him the most! :) It’s just that it won’t be full time anymore.

I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol), and for infinite reasons my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different.

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Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path, and I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honouring & respecting that with me.

Keiynan Lonsdale Attends Love, Simon Screening

I love Kid Flash, I love the family I’ve made, & I’m absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt along the way.

Thank you for believing in me & rooting for Wally to thrive, you honestly helped me see that i did indeed deserve to play him, & that shit right there made me a stronger actor 🙏🏾

Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures, the only thing I can promise is Magic.

Love Keiy ⚡️

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