Update: Now that The CW have had their up-fronts, a full, extended look at The Flash has become available, as well as the scheduling. Pairing the show with their mega-popular Supernatural which is entering it’s 10th season, The Flash will appear on Tuesday nights this fall. Check out the awesome 5 minute trailer now.
We’ve heard about The Flash coming to the CW for some time now. From Arrow show runners Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and legendary comic book writer for DC Comics Geoff Johns, The Flash focuses on the exploits of Central Cities, and the world’s, fastest super hero. Barry Allen has been a short-term recurring character on this season of Arrow, and his appearance was initially planned to become a backdoor pilot for the new series. However, upon reading the script and gauging it’s quality, the network decided to move ahead with a full pilot, which has since been picked up to a full series order just this past week during the networks annual up-fronts.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as the titular hero, the alter-ego of forensic investigator Barry Allen, who began his story as a simple every-day man who yearned to be more than he was, and to seek vengeance for a wrong in his past. Over the course of his appearance on Arrow Barry learned of Oliver Queens secret life as the hero of Starling City, and was last seen in a coma after the tragic accident that will eventually lead to his acquiring the power of super-sonic speed.
During tonight’s season finale of Arrow we got our first glimpse of Gustin in action as The Flash in a fittingly fast 1:00 long trailer which also featured Arrow star Stephen Amell, giving a bit of context to fans and also highlighting the distinctive difference in tone between the two shows. Where as Arrow is a brooding and dark tale featuring (mostly) grounded heroes and villains, Flash will delve into the more fantastical side of comic book adaptations, fully embracing the world of super powers.
Check out the trailer below, though no start date has been named for the series yet, expect it to come sometime this fall, meaning we are just a few short months away from the CW’s third major DC comics adaptation, including the 10 year run of Smallville in the early 2000’s. In the meantime, be sure to follow the link below to catch up on Arrow’s first season. Keep it tuned to Free4Geeks.com for breaking news regarding Arrow, The Flash and all new television premiers as they become available.