The CW TV network has offered us a look at its upcoming adaptation of The Flash. Check out the trailer below!
In the clip, fans are re-introduced to Barry Allen/The Flash, whom they met in The CW’s other DC Entertainment adaptation, Arrow. Allen (played by Grant Gustin) received his super speed after being struck by lightning. In The Flash trailer, we see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) set the tone for the show by telling Allen, “I don’t think that bolt of lightning struck you, I think it chose you.”
Allen, a scientist, is driven by the need to locate the person who murdered his mother in front of him when he was a child. Along the way, under Arrow’s guidance, he attempts to do some good around Central City. Talking with Entertainment Weekly, Gustin differentiated his storyline from that of Arrow‘s, saying, “I’m more willing to take on the responsibility of being a hero than Oliver was at first, and as I have Stephen [Amell] in real life to guide me through this, Barry really does have Oliver to go to. Hopefully in the future, we can see Oliver guide him.”
Sparks flew between Barry and Arrow‘s Felicity, but the scientist also has a local love interest in Iris West (Candice Patton). The two have quite a history in the comic books, but they start out as nothing more than friends on the show. “They are longtime friends, they kind of grew up together, and she is potentially his love interest in the show. She’s in graduate school studying to be a criminal psychologist, so she’ll work in the precinct with her father and Barry throughout the show,” Patton told EW.
The series also features two other characters previously seen on Arrow—Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Cailin Snow (Danielle Panabaker)—as well as Detective Joe West, played by Jesse L. Martin. If you look closely in the clip, you’ll see glimpses of at least two potential villains—the Reverse Flash and Weather Wizard.
Comic book writer Geoff Johns, and Arrow’s Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg are the executive producers of the series, which will premiere this fall on Tuesdays, ahead of Supernatural.
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