'The Flash' Joins 'Arrow' in DC Comics Quiver on CW TV Network

Friday, 16 May 2014 11:07 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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After ABC doubled-down on its Marvel series for the fall, The CW Television Network has done the same with DC Comics, signing on to produce "The Flash" for the 2014-15 season to go along with "Arrow."

The CW released an extended trailer for "The Flash" on Thursday, with former "Glee" star Grant Gustin playing the role of Barry Allen, aka The Flash. He was introduced in the current The CW series "Arrow," according to The Star-Ledger.




The new series also stars Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Ed Cavanaugh as Harrison Wells and "Law & Order" veteran Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, according to DC Comics.

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"'The Flash,' based on the classic, super-fast DC Comic book character previously came to TV for one season in 1990, starring John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen, the fastest man alive," wrote Alex Zalben of MTV.com. "Though the 2014 take is unconnected to the original, Shipp will guest star in some unknown capacity."

The storyline follows Allen and his obsession of finding his mother's killer, who died when he was an 11-year-old, and clearing his father's name. After a scientific accident by mentor Harrison Wells, Allen is struck by lightning and he gains various powers, including skills to move faster than any other human.

"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," wrote DC Comics. "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."

The new television version of "The Flash" is being produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, who is connected with "Arrow" and "The Tomorrow People" will sit as executive producer along with Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter and Sarah Schechter, noted DC Comics.

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