Friday, February 28, 2014

The CW gives a first look at new series THE FLASH

With the lead character introduced last December on the CW's "Arrow," the new series will feature Grant Gustin ("Glee") as a police scientist who through a freak accident acquires the ability of super-speed, becoming "The Flash."

Judging from the look of the photo above, the series will probably have a similar "gritty" look to it much like "Arrow."

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Flash serves as an origin story similar in vein to Arrow. Barry (Gustin) -- introduced in Arrow's two-part winter finale in December -- is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the fastest man alive.

Joining Gustin in the main cast are John Wesley Shipp (aka the original Barry Allen from the '90s series); Tom Cavanagh as physics "rock star" Harrison Wells; Jesse L. Martin as Detective West; Candice Patton as West's daughter and Barry's love interest Iris; Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, a bioengineering expert; Carlos Valdes as mechanical engineering expert Cisco Ramon; and Rick Cosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne.

Regular readers of The Randy Report know my "geek" side as a comic book movie/TV series fan. I was a big Smallville fan, and really like Arrow. I'm curious to see how a "new millenium" Flash will fly.

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