"The Flash": Brandon McKnight's Chester P. Runk Upped to Series Regular Starting Season 7

While The Flash aka Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and "Team Flash" look to stop the "Death of the Speed Force" (more on that below) as the sixth season charges on, viewers are starting to get a sense of how the season 7 is shaping up. Brandon McKnight's (The Shape of Water, Akilla's Escape) tech genius Chester P. Runk has been promoted from recurring to series regular, beginning with the seventh season of The CW's long-running series.

The Flash
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Having appeared in three episodes so far, McKnight's Runk is described as a scientific wonder who works out of his grandmother's cluttered garage. Not only can he design and build almost any gadget, he does so without the expensive backing and resources of S.T.A.R. Labs. Chester is a "DIY" kinda guy, forsaking high-tech labs for junkyard finds and other folks' discarded tech to create his own one-of-a-kind gadgets that bend the laws of physics – and beyond. Fun-loving and a great dancer, Chester is a down-to-earth guy who lights up any room he enters. Oh, and boy is he obsessed with aliens, science fiction movies, and other pop culture interests – and don't forget Jitters coffee.

Now, here's a look at the next episode of The Flash, "Death of the Speed Force" – when the series returns next Tuesday, March 10:

"The Flash" season 6, episode 14 "Death of the Speed Force": WALLY WEST SPEEDS BACK INTO CENTRAL CITY – Kid Flash (guest star Keiynan Lonsdale) returns to Central City with a Zen attitude and new tricks up his sleeve. While thrilled to see his family again, Wally confides to Barry (Grant Gustin) that he returned because he thinks there is something wrong with the speed force. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) returns from his fact-finding mission across Earth-Prime. Brent Crowell directed the episode, written by Sam Chalsen and Emily Palizzi Gilbert.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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