The CW is eyeing another spin-off series, this time for superhero hit show ‘Arrow’.
That’s right folks, we might just have a Flash series In the near future! Check out all the scoop on the spin-off and the character’s upcoming time on Arrow below.
The upcoming spin-off is being described as a drama project based on the DC character from the Arrow team of co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter.
The spin-off info..During the CW executive session, the network’s topper Mark Pedowitz gave more details about The Flash project It will be the origin story of Barry Allen who will be introduced as a recurring character on Arrow this coming season starting in the fall. “We want to expand the DC universe of characters,” he said. As for how the project came together, Pedowitz said he late last year brought up the idea to DC Entertainment president Diane Neslon who turns out had already been discussing it with WBTV’s Peter Roth and producer Greg Berlanti. Pedowitz also confirmed that “Amazon is on pause (as) the script is not exactly what we wanted, and with an iconic character like Wonder Woman, we have to get it right.”
Introduction of Flash on Arrow this season!.. Barry Allen will be introduced in Episodes 8 and 9 of Arrow‘s upcoming second season, as a forensics scientist working for the Central City police department — “just an ordinary man,” said Kreisberg. “That’s how the audience will get to know him before life gets a little bit faster.” Barry will also appear in Episode 20, in an backdoor pilot more revolving around the new character (and possibly planting some Easter eggs along the way).
How will Arrow keep it realistic?.. In a world that has purposely been established as free of superpowers, Kreisberg said, “Part of the fun is for the audience is to go on that ride and see how we do our ‘Arrow take’ on the Flash legacy. Some of it will feel very familiar, and some will feel different.” All that said, Johns asserted, “He does need powers to be The Flash.” As such, Kreisberg added, “Our characters will react to the extraordinary changes to their world in a realistic way. These ‘powers’ wont be treated as commonplace.”
Arrow and Flash to clash over justice?.. “As excited as we are to write for Barry, we’re really excited about what his arrival means for Oliver, for Dig, for Felicity, for everybody. He’s going to affect everybody’s lives,” said Kreisberg. Added Johns, “Barry’s a cop, so he follows the law, he follows the rules. The last thing he would ever think about is being a vigilante.”
Just who will play the speedo in the red suit?.. With casting for Flash now about to get underway, “A blonde would be preferred,” Kreisberg said, though as with Arrow, they’ll go with “the best actor for the part” — and/or “someone who look good in red,” Johns quipped.
Are you down for a Flash spin-off? How will Flash’s introduction on Arrow impact the show? Will it offer a new path to explore or will it hinder the show’s realistic take on superheroes?