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Arrow's Flash Spin-Off Adds John Wesley Shipp, The Original Flash, In A Mystery Role
Fans of the DC Comics character Flash probably know that the upcoming pilot/Arrow spin-off is not the first time that the character has been the star of a live-action television series. From September 1990 to May 1991, CBS aired 21 episodes of The Flash, a show based around the various adventures of the Scarlet Speedster. The show starred John Wesley Shipp as the titular hero, and now the upcoming Flash pilot is doing a bit of fan service and bringing him back.
The Flash Pilot Adds Ed's Tom Cavanagh
Arrow and DC Comics fans will remember that the Scarlet Speedster was created due to an accidental explosion at Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator. Well, Cavanagh will be playing Harrison Wells, the "man and money" behind the decimated facility.
Flash Pilot Adds Broadway's Carlos Valdes
The character, created by writers Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, and Sterling Gates and artists Pete Woods and Sean Parsons back in 1984, was the leader of a street gang in Detroit for most of his youth who decided to turn his life around and become a superhero. He has the ability to generate and emit powerful shockwaves from his hands.
Arrow's Flash Spinoff Casts Candice Patton As Iris West
Those who are up to date on CW's Arrow know that Barry Allen -- a.k.a. the eventual Flash -- had been hitting it off with the lovely Felicity Smoak during his visits to Starling. But as there's been no word of Felicity making any kind of permanent departure from Starling to Central City (Olicity fans' heads might explode if that were the case) it's probably safe to assume things aren't meant to last between those two,
The Flash Pilot Adds Rick Cosnett And Danielle Panabaker
With Arrow continuing to dig deeper and deeper into its second season, the new Flash show continues to build. Earlier this week it was revealed that Law and Order star Jesse L. Martin has joined the upcoming pilot as Detective West, the surrogate father to Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin), and now two more names have signed on to the anticipated project.
Arrow's Flash Spinoff Pilot Adds Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin
There's an exciting update on the Flash-focused Arrow spinoff. The incredibly talented Jesse L. Martin has joined the pilot, playing the role of Barry Allen's surrogate father. TV fans may know Martin best for his role as Detective Ed Green in Law & Order, while Broadway fanatics and Rent fans in particular likely associate him fondly with his role as the kind-hearted Tom Collins in the original production of the beloved 90s musical.
Arrow Offers First Look At The Flash, Which Will Now Get A Stand-Alone Pilot
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.
Arrow Casts Glee's Grant Gustin To Play Flash
It looks like Grant Gustin will be Warbling his way back to The CW. The Glee actor has landed a pretty significant role in the upcoming second season of Arrow. He's reportedly set to recur as Flash in Arrow, and if all goes well with the episodes, he could end up going on to star in the potential spinoff series at the network.
The CW's Arrow Continues Expanding The DCU On The Small Screen
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.
Arrow Team Hopes To Strike Another Bullseye At The CW With The Flash
Outside of the Dark Knight trilogy and the recent Man of Steel, Warner Bros. hasn't had as much big screen success with their stable of DC comic book characters as, say, DC's main comic book competitor, Marvel. But where Warners has succeeded is on the small screen, with series like Smallville and Arrow, which will start its second season in October. The CW is hoping to continue that success with Flash.