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For the vigilante/superhero known as The Flash, see Barry Allen.
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The Flash[1] is an upcoming television series. The series is a modern retelling of the DC Comics series, The Flash, and a spin-off of Arrow.

Originally, the twentieth episode of Arrow's second season was going to act as a backdoor pilot, and should it be popular enough the series would be greenlit.[2] However, after executives from The CW Network saw "The Scientist" and "Three Ghosts", Barry's premiere episodes on Arrow, they made the call to order the series straight to pilot.[3] On May 8, 2014, The Flash was picked up to series.[4] The show is set to air on The CW on Tuesday nights at 8pm.[5] The series will premiere on October 7, 2014[6], the same week that Arrow's third season begins.[7]

Grant Gustin will portray Barry Allen/The Flash in the eponymous lead role.[8] The series will be written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns.[2]


Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again - the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion - and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose - using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become. The Flash.[9]


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Based upon characters published by DC Comics. Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super speed, which transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.[36]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DavidRapaportCasting (@RapaportCasting) - Twitter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 UPDATE: CW Eyes ‘Flash’ Series With ‘Arrow’s Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & David Nutter - Deadline
  3. The Flash To Get His Own Pilot Episode, Separate From Arrow - FlashTVNews
  4. It’s Official: The Flash Is Picked Up To Series! - FlashTVNews
  5. The Flash Timeslot is Revealed
  6. 2014-2015 CW Fall Premieres - The CW Network Tumblr
  7. Arrow Facebook
  8. 8.0 8.1 'Glee' Star Set as CW's Flash - The Hollywood Reporter
  9. An Official Description For The CW’s Flash Series!
  10. Candice Patton Cast In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’ - Deadline
  11. CW's 'Flash' Adds Jesse L. Martin - The Hollywood Reporter
  12. Flash’s Detective West Gets A First Name - FlashTVNews
  13. 13.0 13.1 Exclu: Major Villain Set To Be Series Regular On CW's 'The Flash' - Bludhaven Banter
  14. Broadway’s Carlos Valdes Joins CW’s ‘The Flash’ - Variety
  15. 15.0 15.1 Rick Cosnett & Danielle Panabaker To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’ - Deadline
  16. Pilot Scoop: The Flash Adds Tom Cavanagh as S.T.A.R. Labs' Rock Star Scientist - TVLine
  17. The CW's 'Flash' Adds Broadway Player in Super-Smart Role - The Hollywood Reporter
  18. Former Flash John Wesley Shipp Joins The New Show - FlashTVNews
  19. Former Flash John Wesley Shipp Joins The New Show - FlashTVNews
  20. Confirmed: John Wesley Shipp’s Character In The Flash Pilot Is… - KSiteTV
  21. Charlie Weber Cast In ‘How To Get Away’; The Flash Gets Mother - Deadline
  22. The CW's 'Flash' Adds Police Captain - The Hollywood Reporter
  23. SHOOT: CW Pilot THE FLASH’s Central City Detective Jesse L. Martin Downtown - yvrshoots
  24. 0X13 Interview: Chad Rook - Podastery
  25. Exclusive: The Flash's Pilot Features an Arrow Crossover! - TV Guide
  26. ‘The Flash’: Robbie Amell Cast as Firestorm
  27. William Wadler (@Wm_Sadler) - Twitter
  28. Wentworth Miller To Play Captain Cold In Flash Episode 4 - FlashTVNews
  29. Arrow’s Felicity Smoak To Appear In Flash Episode 4 “Going Rogue” - FlashTVNews
  30. Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Supernatural, P'hood, Flash, Scandal, Bones, NCIS and More
  31. The Flash Casting Scoop: It's Time to Meet Plastique - TV Scoop
  32. Arrow's (Spoiler) Crosses Over to Flash - TV Line
  33. 'The Flash' Recruits 'Sleepy Hollow' Actor as DC Heavy Hitter (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  34. Greg Finley joins 'The Flash' as Girder - Entertainment Weekly
  35. 'The Flash' Stages 'Prison Break' Reunion - The Hollywood Reporter
  36. THE FLASH And iZOMBIE Picked Up By The CW; Cast Lists And Loglines Released - ComicBookMovie

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