One of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the world today is getting his chance to flex some superheroic muscles on The CW. As first reported by Variety, Broadway star Jordan Fisher is joining season 7 of The Flash as the speedster Bart Allen AKA Impulse.
Fisher’s debut will occur during the highly-anticipated 150th episode of the prolific series. Created by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo, Bart first made a cameo in The Flash #91 in 1994 before his full debut in issue #92. Born in the 30th century to Meloni Thawne and Don Allen, Bart Allen is part of a complex family tree of superheroes and supervillains. The character often appears as a member of the Young Justice and Teen Titans teams. For most of his superhero career, Bart was the sidekick to the Wally West version of The Flash. However, after West’s apparent death in the Infinite Crisis crossover event in 2006, Bart steps into the role of The Flash himself.
However, within the confines of The Flash TV series, Bart Allan is the future son of Barry Allen and Iris West-Allen. The latest adaptation of the character is described as the “fastest teenage on the planet. Bart’s parents will have their hands full as they attempt to teach him patience as they prepare him for what could be the biggest threat they’ve ever faced. Previously, Iris and Barry’s daughter Nora West-Allen appeared in The Flash season 4, played by Jessica Parker Kennedy. Additionally, Fisher’s version of the character follows Impulse’s last live-action appearance in Smallville, played by Kyle Gallner.
Jordan Fisher began his career with recurring roles in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie. Since then, the actor branched out to Broadway with starring roles in hit musicals like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. In 2020, the multihyphenate appeared in various Netflix films including To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and Work It. Up next, Fisher will star alongside Talia Ryder in the drama Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between.
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The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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