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The CW Considering TV Series for The Flash

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July 30, 2013

Deadline is reporting that The CW is considering bringing another DC hero to television and it is none other than The Flash. The site says that Arrow writers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, along with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, would write the pilot based on the character. It is rumored that the character could make an appearance in the upcoming season of Arrow before running off into his own series. The CW is expected to talk more about the idea later today at their Television Critics Association panel.

The Flash isn't the only DC hero that The CW is considering for a TV series as a Wonder Woman show titled "Amazon" has been in development for over a year.

What do you think of the announcement of a "Flash" TV series? Who would you want to see play the Scarlet Speedster? Sound off below!

Update: Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW, spoke about the project today at the TCA Summer Tour saying: "We plan to introduce a reoccurring character and an origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who as we now know is The Flash. We're planning an origin story, we'll see how it goes and hopefully it will go on." Check back here for further updates on the matter as we learn them.


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More Details on The CW's Proposed Flash Series

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July 30, 2013

The CW surprised many this morning when the announcement came that they're looking to start another DC Comic TV series, starring The Flash. Since then we've learned that the character will be introduced in the upcoming season of Arrow and the network is still mulling over the spin-off potential of the character.

We also know that Arrow writers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns are writing a script for the pilot and that David Nutter, director of the Arrow pilot, could direct The Flash pilot.

A few more updates have come along since then (via Deadline) including word that the character is set to appear in the 8th or 9th episode in the upcoming season of Arrow, and casting is expected to begin this week.

"Barry Allen’s story always has been a favorite of mine," Berlanti said, "as well as of Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns. We wanted everyone to know about the show as that process commenced. We think it fits well both in terms of Arrow and as a stand-alone series."

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 Post subject: Re: The CW Considering TV Series for The Flash
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The Flash Will Feature His Red Suit in New Series

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July 31, 2013

Details continue to roll in about The CW's proposed TV series based on DC Comic's hero The Flash. We know that the character is set to be introduced in the upcoming season of "Arrow" and could spin-off from there into his own series. Now, writers Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, have revealed even more details about the show.

"When we first meet Barry Allen, he's just a forensic scientist … an ordinary man," Kreisberg said. "Part of the fun for the audience … is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy. Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we're approaching Barry."

The pair revealed that in addition to appearing in the 8th and 9th episodes of "Arrow," episode 20 in the new season will function as a "backdoor pilot" for the series and will focus primarily on Barry Allen.

The biggest surprise with this announcement has been that "Arrow" appears to be straying from their "No super powers" model that they adhered to for the first season. Kreisberg added, "There will be extraordinary events in the world and the characters will react in the same way."

Before you begin to type out that comment about how The Flash won't ever actually be in his costume and never be called "The Flash," Kreisberg says you have nothing to worry about. "No sweat suits or strange code names; he will be The Flash."

Casting is currently underway for the role. Who do you want to see play The Flash?


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 Post subject: Re: The CW Considering TV Series for The Flash
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:25 am 
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Considering Clark was basically the Flash (er, the Blur) for several seasons on Smallville, this idea could have legs. :oops:

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 Post subject: The CW's The Flash
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The CW's The Flash Will Now Receive Traditional Pilot

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November 18, 2013

When originally announced, The CW's upcoming TV series based on The Flash would begin as a 'backdoor pilot' on their hit series Arrow, where actor Grant Gustin would appear as Barry Allen before spinning off into his own TV series. Now those plans have changed. Deadline is reporting that the Scarlet Speedster will receive a traditional pilot instead of having an entire episode of Arrow dedicated to his origins. This decision comes after early cuts of his first two episodes, 8 and 9 in Arrow's new season, were well received by the CW brass.

Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg along with Geoff Johns will still write the pilot episode with Arrow pilot director David Nutter at the helm. It's not known when the series will air, but a mid-season debut has been rumored should the series be picked up.

Gustin will first appear as Barry Allen in the eighth episode of Arrow which is titled "The Scientist." Set to air December 4th, the episode is described as follows:

"A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured."


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 Post subject: Re: The CW's The Flash
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Grant Gustin and Arrow Writers Talk The Flash Spin-Off

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December 12, 2013

Warning: Spoilers for the mid-season finale of "Arrow":

Last night was Grant Gustin's second episode of "Arrow" as DC comic favorite Barry Allen. At the conclusion of the episode, we saw the incident that not only gave Barry his powers (in the comics at least) but will also likely lead us into the proposed spin-off of "The Flash" some time next year. Speaking with CBR, Gustin talked about what he's excited about doing in the upcoming pilot saying:

"I'm mostly looking forward to getting the pilot script and seeing how Barry's going to handle this happening to him. He's not just excited. It's scary. That's what I loved about the character in the audition process -- it's not just he loves superheroes, and he's a fanboy, and all of a sudden he's like, "I'm going to be one, I'm really stoked about it." It's kind of like, "This is terrifying. This is really happening to me." I'm really excited to play more of that."

The pilot is expected to go into production some time next year with a script from "Arrow" co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Kreisberg and Johns also talked about the upcoming spin-off, noting the difference between the two shows.

"We'll want to keep 'Arrow' as distinctive as possible and "Flash" as distinctive as possible," Kreisberg said, "Part of the fun will be how those two things play out in both shows, if we get that opportunity."

Johns added, "But there are story reasons that Flash feels different and that he's taking on different things in his series."

The new season of "Arrow" has introduced a number of classic DC characters into the mix, will "The Flash" take a similar route? Kreiseberg thinks it will, and will likely try and use more 'fantastical characters.'

"In the same way that "Arrow" was conducive to bringing on characters like Deadshot and the Huntress and some of the more grounded people, hopefully with "The Flash" there's a way to bring on some of the more fantastical characters, that will probably still go through the grounding lens with which we view everything. But we could tackle some of the bigger villains, and possibly heroes. There's a hint of a major character in the pilot."

"But it's always important to remember -- like with "Arrow," everybody wants Batman to come on and whatnot, but Arrow has to be the coolest person on "Arrow." The same thing with "The Flash" -- Barry has to be the coolest person. If we're lucky enough to get to do more past the pilot, it'll really be about making sure that the audience loves The Flash, and Barry Allen, and Grant Gustin, as much as we do."

"Arrow" pilot director David Nutter will helm the upcoming pilot for "The Flash."

Here's a new Grant Gustin interview video that The CW released today as well:



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 Post subject: Re: The CW's The Flash
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Jesse L. Martin Cast as Detective West in The CW’s The Flash

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Jan 21, 2014

With the table set for the proposed "The Flash" spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that former "Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin has been cast as Detective West, father to Iris West, in the upcoming series. The site describes Detective West as follows:

"An honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry. A soulful, funny and caring father to Iris — Barry's potential love interest — West came up through the foster care system and took Barry in after his mother's slaying and father's imprisonment. He believes in Barry and supports his efforts to prove his father's innocence."

Casting is still coming together for the series, which will see Grant Gustin as Barry Allen aka The Flash, so check back here for further updates.

"Arrow" co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg along with Geoff Johns will write the pilot episode with "Arrow" pilot director David Nutter at the helm.


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 Post subject: Re: The CW's The Flash
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I hope they don't screw this up like they did the first one. My favorite episodes were the Trickster ones, because he was in costume. I hated Captain Cold and Mirror Master. If they had come back later in costumes it would have been ok, but they didn't. The reason Flash wore the costume in the first one worked, mask to hide his face and gloves to keep from leaving fingerprints, things a forensic scientist would think of.

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Professor Zoom and Killer Frost Race to The CW’s The Flash

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Jan 24, 2014

Two more have joined the cast of The CW's proposed "Arrow" spinoff, "The Flash." Deadline reports that Rick Gosnett ("The Vampire Diaries") and Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) are set to star as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne and S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow, respectively.

The Thawne character is set to be a slightly renamed take on DC Comics' Eobard Thawne, the man who later becomes Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash. Snow, meanwhile, is better known in the current continuity as the alternate identity of the ice-powered villainess Killer Frost.

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Candice Patton Cast as Iris West in The CW’s The Flash

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Feb 04, 2014

Deadline is reporting that "The Game" actress Candice Patton has been cast as Iris West in The CW's upcoming "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash." The series seems to be taking the character in a different direction from the source material as the character is described as Barry Allen's best friend and not a love interest, though that is always subject to change.

Patton joins a cast that already includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Jesse L. Martin as Iris's father Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne and Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow.

"The Flash" arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, will write the pilot episode with "Arrow" pilot director David Nutter at the helm.​


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I hope they don't screw this up like they did the first one. My favorite episodes were the Trickster ones, because he was in costume. I hated Captain Cold and Mirror Master. If they had come back later in costumes it would have been ok, but they didn't. The reason Flash wore the costume in the first one worked, mask to hide his face and gloves to keep from leaving fingerprints, things a forensic scientist would think of.

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Sorry that wasn't the reason-- I just pushed through watching this show (god it did not age at all)-- and the reason Barry wore the suit-- was because it was an old Russian diving suit (with gloves part of the suit) provided to him by the doctor- because his normal clothes couldn't withstand the superspeed.. The mask was also part of the suit and also there to hold in the tracking gear that the doctor also installed-- none of it was thought of by Barry and nothing to do with any forensic issues..

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I hope they don't screw this up like they did the first one. My favorite episodes were the Trickster ones, because he was in costume. I hated Captain Cold and Mirror Master. If they had come back later in costumes it would have been ok, but they didn't. The reason Flash wore the costume in the first one worked, mask to hide his face and gloves to keep from leaving fingerprints, things a forensic scientist would think of.

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Sorry that wasn't the reason-- I just pushed through watching this show (god it did not age at all)-- and the reason Barry wore the suit-- was because it was an old Russian diving suit (with gloves part of the suit) provided to him by the doctor- because his normal clothes couldn't withstand the superspeed.. The mask was also part of the suit and also there to hold in the tracking gear that the doctor also installed-- none of it was thought of by Barry and nothing to do with any forensic issues..


No, I specifically remember the scene where he comes back to Tina and says he wants a mask, and gloves so he won't leave fingerprints. He actually says it that way. To my knowledge nothing like that was ever done in the comic, and I don't really know if it adds to the story or not, but it makes sense for a forensic scientist to think that way. Jay Garrick, the first Flash never wore gloves, but all of those that came after did, mainly because they were patterning their look on his. None of them were forensic scientists, or detectives for that matter, and so wouldn't think about it for that reason.

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Carlos Valdes Cast as Cisco Ramon in The CW’s The Flash

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Feb 04, 2014

Fresh off the heels of the announcement that Candice Patton has been cast as Iris West in The CW's "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash," Variety now reports that Broadway actor Carlos Valdes has been cast as "mechanical engineering genius" Cisco Ramon. That name might ring some bells to some readers as Cisco Ramon goes on to become the superhero Vibe. It's unclear if Ramon will retain his super powers in the upcoming series, but after Allen's transformation in "Arrow" it stands to reason that more super-powered folk will begin popping up.

The remainder of the cast for the upcoming pilot includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Jesse L. Martin as Iris's father Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne and Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow.

"The Flash" arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, will write the pilot episode with "Arrow" pilot director David Nutter at the helm.

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Producer Greg Berlanti Talks Differences in Arrow and The Flash

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Feb 08, 2014

In a few short weeks, the "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash" will begin production with hopes for it to debut as its own series in the fall of 2014. We've heard some things from the "Arrow" team about what to expect from the sibling series but in a recent interview executive producer Greg Berlanti laid out the differences between the two series going forward.

"Barry (Grant Gustin) is different from Oliver (Stephen Amell)," he told Digital Spy. "He's a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent…We often talk about how Oliver comes off like a pessimist, but deep down he's an optimist and has hope. Barry lost his mother at a very young age, his father was sent to prison for murdering his mom, he went through a lot of stuff – on the surface he's bubbly and upbeat and seems like an optimist, but deep down maybe there's no hope left….So they're a really nice contrast to each other and the show functions in that way, I think. Certainly in the pilot script Barry has an effervescence and a lightness, but there's still a dark well beneath that."

Berlanti also reiterated that we'll be seeing way more super powered characters on "The Flash," and the we've only seen the beginning of S.T.A.R. Labs.

"We've talked a lot on Arrow about the particle collider and Harrison Wells and S.T.A.R. Labs and so you'll see S.T.A.R. Labs as an active part of the show."

In the event that "The Flash" pilot isn't picked up to series, Berlanti says they'd likely try and keep Grant Gustin on "Arrow."

"Fingers crossed we don't screw it up and he gets his own show! If he didn't, I don't think we would ever want to let Grant go. He's too valuable. That would be our hope, I think – no matter what, to keep Barry part of the universe."

Set to star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, the cast for "The Flash" has expanded significantly in the past weeks to include Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris's father Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne (aka Professor Zoom), Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow (aka Killer Frost), and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon (aka Vibe).

"The Flash" arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, will write the pilot episode with "Arrow" pilot director David Nutter at the helm.


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