The CW is going to get promo-crazy next week for the network upfronts, and they’ve already started rolling out teaser images for four of their new series, including The Flash, iZombie, The Messengers and Jane the Virgin.
In with the new unfortunately means out with the old. Or well, old-ish anyway. CW's Star-Crossed only just got its start this year, and The Tomorrow People debuted last fall, but both dramas have been cancelled by The CW, along with veteran series The Carrie Diaries.
Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg's Arrow spinoff The Flash seemed like a sure thing for the CW, but nothing's certain until that series order comes in, and today, it came in! The Flash is a go. Barry Allen will be back on the CW for the 2014-2015 season, this time around as a lead character in his own series -- as opposed to a guest character in CW's Arrow, which is how the character was first introduced to us.
The Flash is here! We have your first ever look at the The CW’s newest superhero. A spin-off of their currently popular DC Comics-based series, Arrow, The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, The Flash. That’s him right there, in costume.
This news comes after network higher-ups have seen Arrow’s eighth and ninth episodes, where Allen’s Central City assistant police forensic investigator is first introduced. According to >Deadline, the highly positive reactions have led them to believe the character is worth more focus, and they’re willing to finance the loftier budget that pilots usually call for.
DC is trying to get its connected comic-book universe off the ground on the big-screen with Superman/Batman serving as a sequel to Man of Steel but all the 'second tier' superheroes (apparently everyone who's not Clark or Bruce) are still having their origins unfold on The CW. Marvel's rival has really come a long way since Smallville.