'The Flash': Barry Allen's Brand-New Season 2 Suit Revealed -- Are Dark Times Ahead?

by Philiana Ng 2:30 PM PDT, July 20, 2015
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Times are about to get tougher in Central City.

One week after Arrow revealed its titular hero's brand-new suit, The Flash is doing the same, with the first official image released on Monday of Grant Gustin showing off his character's revamped look for season two.

Though there aren't drastic changes to the Scarlet Speedster's suit, it's sure to keep fans speculating about what this could mean for Barry Allen (and the show).

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The most obvious change from the previous suit is the emblem itself. Instead of the red background for which The Flash's lightning bolt is set against, we get a white background with lightning streaks flaring out as a blinding spotlight threatens to consume him.

Could the darkened hue of the suit, in addition to Barry's dejected posture, be a sign of things to come? With the new big bad, Zoom, looming, Barry may need all the help he can get.

At Comic-Con, Gustin hinted that season two -- which picks up several months after the devastating finale -- will find "Barry dealing with some extra tension," the star said. "He knows that Eddie was ultimately the hero that stopped Wells in the finale and saved everybody. We find him struggling with his role as a hero. He's a lone wolf -- working alone."

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Don't expect things to be easily explained this go-around, due in part to the show leaning heavily into its time-travel origins.

"It's going to get more confusing this season for sure," Gustin told ET.

New faces are also coming to season two: Jay Garrick (Masters of Sex's Teddy Sears), whom comic book fans know as the first DC Comics character to take on the mantle as The Flash, is coming and Patty Spivot (The Messengers' Shantel van Santen), Detective Joe West's new partner and Barry's possible love interest, will be joining in on the fun! 

The Flash returns Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.