Another DC Comics hero is coming to life on The CW.
The network's president, Mark Pedowitz, announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour that the CW's planning to introduce The Flash on their existing series "Arrow" before attempting to put the character front and center on its own TV show.
“We plan to introduce a recurring character and the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as the Flash,” Pedowitz said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “We do want to expand upon the DC Universe. We think that there are rich characters we can use, and we felt like this was a very organic way to get there.”
According to reports, the super speedster will appear in episodes 8, 9 and 20 under the guidance of "Arrow" writer/consultant Geoff Johns and co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. But when viewers first meet him, it will be as a regular guy.
“The character will be as grounded and realistic as possible,” Kreisberg said, according to Deadline. “That’s how we’ll get to know him. Then his life will get a bit faster.”
Episode 20 will be directed by David Nutter, who helmed the pilots of "Arrow" and "Smallville," and Kreisberg said that's when viewers will get a wider look at Flash's world.
"Part of the fun for the audience … is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy," he said. "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."
If the backdoor pilot works out, it'll be the second time Flash has appeared on the small screen. In 1990, CBS also tried its own "The Flash" TV series starring John Wesley Shipp, but that ended after one season.
Kreisberg thinks there's renewed interest in the hero because even with his superpowers, "there’s something really relatable about Barry ... He got his powers by accident. He isn’t a God, he isn’t an alien, he wasn’t seeking this out,” he told press.
But that said, the producers reassured reporters that Barry Allen will be The Flash - powers, red costume and all.
The second season of The CW's "Arrow," which is loosely based on DC Comics' "Green Arrow," will premiere on October 9.
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It's about time for Flash! I wish they would use Wally West though. Best. Flash. Ever.
All I can say is she is not a flash in the pants--
she ain't no flash ladies....
The script was always near the actor.
The script was always near.
Good Lord, just don't let Michael Bay near the script!
Enough of the superheroes already....he runs fast...who cares. I heard he picked up a h00ker and set her on fire while banging her. Too much friction too fast
Just don't fart out the idea of The Fabulous Fartman, who's superpower is a foul, noxious gas because I've already come up with it and will be pitching the idea to Fox.
Do it and your butt will be in court
I had the idea of Captain Fecal Sludge who shoots plumes of boiling hot wet sh!t at his enemies. Maybe he can team up with Fabulous Fartman-
I've farted out better ideas.
DC heroes get made into crappy TV series
Marvel heroes get made into movies that earn $ Billion in tickets
Never been laid, right dude? Sad.
the way Flsh is super fast,the ratings will plummet with super-fast speed,too.
The audience will run away from this crap with super-fast seed!
You are brilliant. Very deep comment. Thanks, dude.
Fastest Penis Alive.
Perhaps the CW should explore ways to make these superhero shows a little better.
Example: Arrow and Smallville are little more than soap operas for the under 34 set.
Not that I have anything against superhero soap operas, but we need more action, less drama.
In the future, I hope they introduce more heros like Batman or Wonder Woman on Arrow.
Superman would be a nice cameo, but not sure how that would mesh with the movie series.
it says penis.
Remember that episode where The Flash and Webster fought Baron Von Penis? The special f/x were fantastic, considering how long ago it was made.
lmao. On topic, had Webster & penis in it. Very creative. That deserves another lol...
The Flash is one of the coolest superheroes. I liked him on that old TV show, Webster.
So she's a lazy goldigger? Nice!
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