Fans of the CW’s ‘Arrow’ were given a treat last night during the season finale of the show! During the second half of the episode, the teaser trailer for the show’s spin-off series, ‘The Flash’, aired giving viewers a quick peak of Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) as The Fastest Man Alive.
While the teaser really didn’t reveal any footage from the TV show itself, it did seem to give an indication of what to expect from the new series that will be debuting in the Fall. More specifically, it showed the look of The Flash in action. Can The Flash outrun one of the Hood’s arrow? According to the video, yes he can and he can do so without breaking a sweat.
Take a look for yourself:
With the success of ‘Arrow’, the CW has high hopes that ‘The Flash’ will follow in its footsteps. So much so that the network decided to pass on having the backdoor pilot air as originally planned and settled with having a proper pilot for the series air instead. (By the lack of interest ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines’ had with this process, having an actual pilot for ‘The Flash’ seems to have been a good move.)
It is still unknown what the tone of the show will be (from the teaser trailer, it leads you to think that the series will be a bit more lighthearted that its DC counterpart), but we do know that the main arc will revolve around the murder of Barry’ mother, Nora (played by Michelle Harrison). Although Barry’s father was convicted of the crime, the young scientist insists that something more unearthly occurred – like a “tornado” with a man inside (comic book fans know what this means).
Joining Gustin on ‘The Flash’ will be Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as mechanical engineer Cisco Ramon, Tom Cavanagh as physicist Harrison Wells, John Wesley Shipp (the original Barry Allen from the 1990s series) in an undisclosed role, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, Candice Patton as Iris West (Barry’s love interest and the detective’s daughter) and Rick Cosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne.
While we wait for the start of the Fall season, let us know what do you think of the teaser trailer. Does the way The Flash looks and moves meet your expectations? Will you be watching? Chime in with your thoughts below.