Arrow Spinoff the Flash Goes to Series at the CW
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 he was first introduced to us.
Deadline reported today that the CW has greenlit a number of projects to series, including The Flash. Also a go are Jane the Virgin, The Messengers and Rob Thomas’ iZombie. But it’s The Flash that DC and Arrow fans alike were particularly hopeful for. Grant Gustin will star in the series, which centers on Barry Allen, a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who was last seen rendered comatose after being caught in a lightning storm in his lab.