Early Tuesday we found out that The CW was moving ahead with a new television series based on another DC Comics character, The Flash. Now we have a few more details to go with that fantastic news. We know for sure that it will be Barry Allen as The Flash. The Barry Allen character will first appear in Arrow episode 8, then again in 9 and finally in episode 20 which will be a “backdoor pilot” for the project.
All three Barry Allen episodes of Arrow will be penned by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns. When he is first introduced, he will be a forensic scientist, an ordinary man. It will be grounded in reality and as realistic as possible. The first two episodes will see the character in Queen’s home of Starling City, with the 20th providing a window to see Barry in The Flash’s world.
Johns reiterated that The Flash will be seen as, The Flash — complete with his trademark red costume and not a poor imitation. Added Kreisberg: “No sweat suits or strange code names; he will be The Flash.” Producers are still trying to figure out how to show the Flash’s lightning speed, but Johns insisted it won’t just be the standard “blurring around.” I have to admit, I’m very excited for this. If done well, this could be a gateway for more DC characters to get shows. (Source: THR)