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The Flash Gets OWN TV Pilot

No Backdoor pilot for Speedster

By Robert T. Trate     November 19, 2013
Source: Deadline.com


The Flash is running towards The CW
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Originally The Flash (played by Grant Gustin) was to have a “backdoor pilot” and not a traditional pilot for the debut of his TV series. After Warner Brothers screened his upcoming episodes on Arrow (episodes 8 and 9) they have decided to give The Flash a more traditional stand alone pilot. This will enable the creative team behind the series (Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and series scribe Geoff Johns) a better chance at fleshing out the character. However, this does effect whether or not The Flash aka Barry Allen will appear in Arrow’s 20th episode as planned. 

This traditional pilot is great news for the fans and a wake up call for all those that are not watching Arrow

This news was broken exclusively on Deadline.com. Read the full story here

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monkeyfoot 11/19/2013 8:43:13 AM

This is a good idea. They will have full time and budget to devote to the Flash character this way. This must also mean the network likes what they have seen of the actor doing the part and have confidence in him.

violator14 11/19/2013 8:59:20 AM

 So no movie?? Well I would have preferred a full on epic movie to go along with the new Batman vs Superman film(s), but I guess I don't mind a weekly dose of a live-action Flash.  

HomestarRunner 11/19/2013 9:04:49 AM

Anybody else see the headline and think that The Flash was going to be on the Oprah Winfrey Network?

DarthBob 11/19/2013 9:18:21 AM

I wonder if they are using Barry Allen Flash for TV then set up Wally West Flash for a movie version in either a stand alone or JL flick?

Rizing 11/19/2013 9:59:34 AM

I hope John Wesley Shipp gets a cameo nod.

This feels right. I hope DC will go at their own pace, stay in their own lane and not try to duplicate Marvel's success overnight.

ElBaz13 11/19/2013 10:20:11 AM

Great news and they should cross over these shows. Maybe I will start watching Arrow.

samson 11/19/2013 12:41:51 PM

 @Darthbob ... I almost spit my milk laughing at that one! ...lol

CaptAmerica04 11/19/2013 1:27:47 PM

I hope this doesn't throw off Arrow's season!  I'm liking this season a lot, especially with the inclusion of characters like Prof. Ivo, Black Canary, and Ras al'Ghul.  The inclusion of a genuinely super-powered character like Flash bodes well for the show; they shouldn't shy away from this.  Any future DC-property shows should tie-into and spin off from Arrow.  In light of the Marvel-verse films and Agents of SHIELD (whatever you may think of the show recently), DC needs that kind of expansive universe and interconnected shows to compete, IMHO.

Wiseguy 11/19/2013 2:21:09 PM

I was actually hoping for the former idea solely for the purpose of a shared universe. This way they can simply opt to keep each as stand alones and hope they don't do that.

Either it'll be great to have the FLASH once again get his own series. I'm loving what WB is doing with DC so far on tv

Tevii 11/19/2013 2:43:54 PM

Wise- this still makes it a shared universe. I believe he is still appearing on Arrow episodes 8 and 9 but the episode 20 will no longer be the back door pilot they were planning.

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