We have all heard the news that The Flash would not only make appearance but get a back door pilot as well. The big news is that the producers have found their Speedster. Glee’s Grant Gustin will play The Flash for three episodes of the CW’s Arrow.
“Glee's Grant Gustin has landed the key role of The Flash/Barry Allen in The CW's backdoor pilot and potential Flash spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Gustin will play the iconic comic book character and appear in three episodes of The CW's Arrow -- eight, nine and 20 -- the latter of which will serve as the backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff Flash series”.
This back door pilot will be an origin story for the character. It will be interesting to see how the show runners handle their “powers” guidelines. The producers have said that their will be a world changing event to back up the story.
“Barry Allen is described a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante”.
Arrow returns Oct. 9 on The CW.