Hello Grant fans! As you must know, The Flash is back tonight and to celebrate, Parade has published an interview with Grant where he speaks about the upcoming season of the show. You can read all about it bellow!

The Flash (Grant Gustin) is reborn when he returns from speed force on tonight’s Season 4 premiere, but first we learn that in his absence, Iris (Candice Patton), Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Vibe (Carlos Valdes) have taken over protecting Central City.

But when a powerful  villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However, the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.

Following is what Gustin had to say at a roundtable for The Flash about its upcoming fourth season:

Will we see Barry in the speed force when we return? 

We will not see Barry in the speed force when we pick up. He has been in there six months, so I  think it has honestly been harder on Team Flash because they’ve had to pick up the pieces and carry on. The way I see it, time is nonlinear in the speed force, so it has not been the same experience of pastimes when we’ve seen people in his life embodying the speed force and talking him through his experience. I think more or less, he has been there by himself. Having things all come at him at once, I think, he has experienced his life from start to end, infinity times over.

So when he comes out, it is like an awakening in some ways. He has an understanding of things he hasn’t had before. He is also kind of scrambled and not really himself because it has been a jarring experience.


What else can you tease?

I think Barry is in a good place. The team is going to have to find a way to forgive him almost for his sacrifice and fall in line again and move forward. I think Barry’s more than ready to move forward when he comes out and he has had a chance to let go of the mistakes he’s made the last few years, especially last year with the spiral of impending death with Iris and losing HR. Obviously, Barry so blamed himself for a lot of that. And I think because of this experience, he has been able to let go of a lot of that and let go of the loss of his family and friends over the last few years. Barry will be stronger than he’s ever been, and everybody else will have to find a way to forgive him in their own time.

What can you say about Wally being kind of sucked into The Flash’s shoes?

Barry is, I think, going to come out more mature than you have ever seen him. Barry has always appreciated what Wally is trying to do. They butt heads, obviously. It is like a big brother/little brother relationship, but he has always respected Wally. I think the fact that he has taken over while he was gone will create even more respect for Wally in Barry’s eyes.

What about Barry and Iris?

Barry’s happy to be back with the love of his life. I think Iris was left heartbroken, but she picked up and moved on and took over as the leader of Team Flash while Barry was gone and ran things with Kid Flash out in the field. She’s in the Cortex manning everything. It is harder for her to understand when Barry comes back why he made that decision, to not take it personally that he left her behind but Barry is going to let her go through that. He is ready to move on. They are looking forward to their wedding. I think it is going to be a fun, much happier season.

It is what we want and what we are hearing from the creators. It is back to kind of Season 1, but we’ve all grown as actors since then, so I think it will be our strongest season.

Is it exciting to face a very different kind of nemesis in DeVoe?

I don’t really know much about DeVoe to be honest, from the comics. We’re going to have to find ways to outsmart him or her when we figure out who it is, a he or she. It will be cool. Barry will actually be the fastest man alive in this season.

How did you deal with the darkness last season?

I have said this to the creators. Nothing against the show, but it was absolutely the hardest season. It was a dark season. In Season 1 when I shot the scene with Nora where I go back in time, I want to save her, but then I watch her die. That was the hardest scene I have ever shot on the show. When I went home, I was still affected by it. I was in the shower crying. We shot it for four hours and I just remember being rocked by it. I felt like we had really lost somebody because we had done it for so long. There were a lot of days like that last year. You go home in a bad mood because you’ve been playing these dark things all day and you become aggravated easily. It was just a hard season.

The Flash premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.