Premiere: Tuesday, October 7, 8pm
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.
The series stars Grant Gustin ("Glee," "Arrow") as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton ("The Game") as Iris West, Rick Cosnett ("The Vampire Diaries") as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker ("Necessary Roughness," "Justified") as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes ("Once" on Broadway ) as Cisco Ramon, with Tom Cavanagh ("Ed," "Eli Stone") as Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin ("Law & Order") as Detective West. THE FLASH is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Tomorrow People," "Green Lantern"), Andrew Kreisberg ("Arrow," "Eli Stone"), David Nutter ("Arrow," "Game of Thrones") and Sarah Schechter. The pilot was directed by David Nutter. This series is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
Since there is a lot of coverage of the show now and you can actually watch the pilot (if you know where to look ) I thought I would make a new thread instead of filling up Arrow.
If you didn't know (as I did not) there is a nice callback to the earlier series by casting John Wesley Shipp as Barry's father. Read some more coverage: http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...ground-running
I haven't watched the pilot yet and I'm not sure if I will, so if anyone else does please spoilerize yourself with the details. I'm interested to know if it's good or bad though based on the baggy-suited leaping we caught glimpses of. Early press reaction seems positive.
"The pilot episode — featuring Grant Gustin as police scientist-turned-world's fastest man Barry Allen, Jesse L. Martin as his cop mentor Joe West and Tom Cavanagh as STAR Labs scientist Harrison Wells, among others — is one of the most satisfying of any of the new network shows debuting this fall, full of action, special effects and sincere streak of emotion carried by both Gustin and Martin. The super-speed effects are so good, in fact, that some reporters wondered how the show can maintain the production values on a weekly basis.
"We're thinking about starting a Kickstarter," joked Kreisberg. "Obviously, the pilot had a lot of resources at its disposal, but a lot of the pilot was R&D for the series, and the pilot was a steep learning curve. With 'Arrow,' I remember we ourselves watched the pilot and wondered, 'How are we going to do this every week?' And 'Arrow' has only gotten bigger and better. Whereas that's about stunts and this is about visual effects, we're hoping we'll be able to maintain the same level of action, adventure and excitement. So far, with what we've been doing, we feel like we can.""
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Even though The Flash's problems in Central City will mainly be separate from the crime-riddled Starling City in Arrow, the network has already planned a special two-hour crossover event later this fall. "Episodes 8 of both shows, Arrow and Flash, are going to be a two-hour crossover event," Kreisberg said to TVGuide following the panel. "[Also], in Episode 4, Felicity [Emily Bett Rickards] is going to come to The Flash."
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Producers say they are dropping tons of hints for what's in store this season in the premiere, including some big villains. Lots of Easter eggs too, for the comic fans.
I'm happy Arrow was successful enough to give us more of this universe. This show will be very different in tone from Arrow which is good. And it'll definitely be more fantastical, as we are talking about real powers now.
First big Arrow/Flash crossover will be episode 8. I'm anxious for this show. Hope the star can pull it off!
Barry: "Oliver, help me take out this guy who throws knives with his mind."
Oliver: "Don't be an idiot. There's no such thing as telekinesis."
There's magic drugs on Arrow... it isn't much of a leap to get to the other stuff.
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Firestorm would be neat although the comic book itself did not contain any great stories although I guess the same could be said for Flash unlike the Green Arrow/Green Lantern late 60's stories.
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Flash has been positioned as a spin off of Arrow, so they both are in the same TV continuity. Now if either pop up on Fox' Gotham, or NBC's Constantine, then you'll have a head scratcher.
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They're not com-tastic!
Last I heard, the producers have already said that despite starting The Flash as a spinoff and having villains with superpowers in that show, they aren't going to change the "laws" of Arrow to have enemies shooting lightning bolts from their hands or fire from their eyes. We've been given to believe that Arrow will remain a show where Oliver fights "normal" enemies and other problems, and not supervillains.
Given that, I'm not sure how they can do crossover episodes without breaking Arrow's "rules", i.e. if The Flash needs help battling a supervillain, it would change the kind of foes Oliver faces, and if The Flash needs help solving a non-supervillain related problem, it wouldn't make much sense, since he will have already saved people from supervillains by the time the crossover takes place, thus making us wonder why he would need to ask for Oliver's help when he's already tackled bigger problems by himself.
This is amateur Flash. Why would he instantly become a super crime fighter? He can move fast but he still can't fight. It's not as if he can be in two places either. What if one of the Central bad guys hides in Starling City while Flash is trying to deal with another that just arrived in Central? There are multiple reasons for Flash and Arrow to team up. Arrow has the money and resources for one.
Just because supernatural enemies have not appeared before doesn't make the universes the show takes place in disconnected. It just means they haven't reached everywhere yet. There's no Netflix in Vietnam but that doesn't stop it existing elsewhere in the world.
In a couple of seasons the fallout from STAR Labs might leach into Arrow too.
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I don't lurk as much as I used to and I NEVER listen. Comes from being old and cynical.
No reason why Arrow and Flash can't have a crossover. Give them a bad-guy that needs something that neither can conquer on their own. Someone slightly super-powered that Ollie can't tackle lone, but Flash is inexperienced enough to tackle on his own... and there you go.
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