Based on the success of the freshmen season of ‘The Flash,’ and the continued success of ‘Arrow,’ which is finally back on track and picking up pace as it approaches the season finale, it is not too surprising to learn that the proposed spin-off, currently known as ‘The Atom,’ has been picked up for a series order, as ‘The Flash’ had a similar history after the network decided to forgo the back-door pilot plan and instead just order the show to produce a real pilot. In a recent interview with Victor Garber (the brainy half of Firestorm, portraying Professor Martin Stein) who is cast in the series, the elder actor revealed that production on the new show is beginning in August, and confirmed that he will be reprising his role as half of Firestorm:
“They are going to unveil more details about it soon – I believe they are going to do something for it in May at the upfronts… it’s a spin-off from THE FLASH, which I have been working on for a few [episodes]. To be honest, it is very wild for me that at this point of my life I am now in that world – I am now a half-superhero!
“The character I play is half of Firestorm, so conjoined – together – they are Firestorm. It’s been very wild and fun for me to do it… I think it’s going to be a very fun ride. I really honestly can’t tell you much about it except it is completely new and it will involve a lot of interesting people. We haven’t filmed any of it yet – but, it is going straight to series. We start filming in August and it will be on [The CW] in January.”
Also, apparently at the CW media upfronts on May 14, there will be a lot of new information released to the public, and a big reveal about the spin-off, with most people believing we will finally get a name for the show, potentially with the rumored name of ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ The timing of the premiere, in January 2016, goes along with the idea that many networks are having, (including ABC with ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ airing during ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD winter hiatus) of having a “filler” show fill the weeks while the main ones are on hiatus, though whether the spin-off will have a reduced order of episodes has yet to be revealed.
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Source: Screen Rant