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'The Flash': The fast story behind making a fast spinoff

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Everything about The Flash happened fast. Producers conceived of the spin-off just two months after Arrow premiered. They cast the first actor who auditioned to star. And now The Flash will debut on The CW on Oct. 7, just two years later, as one of fall’s most anticipated shows. The birth of TV’s fastest man alive was one of the fastest spin-offs ever made, and if you give us a couple quick minutes we’ll tell you just how it happened.

Creating: December, 2012, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg were hard at work on the first season of Arrow, when Berlanti had an idea: Flash spin-off. Kreisberg recalls replying: “We just got our hands on this one!’” But The CW’s entertainment president Mark Pedowitz was on the same page. “They delivered on Arrow pretty quickly and the Flash is a DC character that never got his full due.” Plus, while Flash exists in the Arrow universe, the character had a creative bonus their buff bowman lacked — super-powers. Yet to pull off a spin-off, the producers needed perfect— READ FULL STORY

Original 'Flash' star will reprise her role on the new CW series

It’s been almost a quarter century since the CBS aired The Flash, a shortlived but fondly-remembered(-by-a-couple-people)(-including-yours-truly) attempt to tell an ongoing superhero saga on the small screen. In recent years, superpowered dramas have become quite common on television–to the point that DC Entertainment has a new Flash show launching this season on the CW, alongside network sibling Arrow and Fox’s Batman-minus-Batman prequel Gotham. READ FULL STORY

WB eyes 'Supergirl' TV series from 'Arrow' EP Greg Berlanti

Warner Bros. TV is reportedly in the very early stages of developing a television series based on DC Comics heroine Supergirl, the cousin of Superman.

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'The Flash' to stage a 'Prison Break' reunion with Dominic Purcell

The Flash will hold a Prison Break reunion when Dominic Purcell, who starred opposite Wentworth Miller on the Fox drama, guest-stars on the Arrow spinoff, EW has confirmed.

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Barry Allen speeds through spoiler-filled 'Flash' poster

The Flash is about to make his mark.

The CW debuted a new poster for the debut of The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin as scientist-turned-superhero Barry Allen, who is granted the power of super-speed after a freak accident. However, the Central City resident appears to be zipping through Arrow‘s Starling City in the poster, as evidenced by the Queen Consolidated building in the background and Big Belly Burger on the right—which are just a few of the Easter eggs. Can you spot them all?

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Greg Finley joins 'The Flash' as Girder

Based on the number of villains coming to the show, it’s looking like Barry Allen is going to be very busy during the first season of The Flash.

In the series’ latest casting news, EW has confirmed that Greg Finley—whom CW viewers might recognize from Star-Crossed—has joined the show as Tony Woodward, a.k.a. Girder. Finley is set to appear in episodes 6 and 7 as Woodward, whose character description explains that, thanks to the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, he can now “transform his skin into living metal.”

As for what he’ll be doing in Central City? “The Flash tries to stop Tony when he goes on a crime spree, but this is not the first time Barry Allen has faced Tony—Tony was the bully who used to torment him as a child.”

The Flash premieres Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Robert Knepper's Clock King headed to 'The Flash'

Fans of Arrow and The Flash know all about the upcoming crossover event that will happen in the eighth episode of both shows. But before we get that far, there’s another crossover of sorts happening just one episode earlier on The Flash—perhaps it sets the entire dual-show plot in motion?

EW has confirmed that Robert Knepper’s Clock King, first seen on Arrow, is heading to Central City in episode 7 of The Flash. And according to TVLine, who first reported the news, the Clock King won’t be working alone. Yeah, it definitely sounds like Barry might need to call on his superhero buddies for a little help.

The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Comic-Con fans review 'The Flash': 'I'm gonna start crying!'

The CW may have another fan-pleasing DC Comics adaptation on its hands with The Flash. Reactions were largely positive at a screening of the show’s pilot at Comic-Con on Wednesday, especially from fans who have already been introduced to the new character on The CW’s Arrow.

Kat, 22, of Long Beach, Calif., told EW, “I thought, ‘I’m gonna start crying!’ Just from how awesome it was. It had a really good origin story, so I’m excited to see what happens next.”

She noted, however, that “it was a little bit more campy and corny than The Arrow.” Others in the Comic-Con crowd also observed that the The Flash didn’t have the same dark, gritty feel of its sister show. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' producer reveals details of season 3's Big Bad and 'Flash' crossover episode

What’s that? You say you need to know what’s going to happen on this season of Arrow after last season’s absolutely bonkers finale that saw the greatest freighter-based showdown this side of Lost?

EW caught up with Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg—who now has his hands full with The CW’s other new flashy (get it?) superhero show The Flash (now you get it). But since Kreisberg is pulling double duty with the DC Comics heroes, that means he’s got double the scoop to offer.

Perhaps most pressing is the question of which villainous threat Oliver Queen will face this coming season, which picks up six or seven months after the season-two finale. Crime is down and the police aren’t hunting Ollie—but peace never lasts that long in Starling City. Despite last season’s startlingly sinister Slade, this year’s villain will have to up the ante even more. READ FULL STORY

'The Flash' casts Robbie Amell as fiery superhero

The Amell cousins are joining forces in the DC Comics universe. Robbie Amell has been cast in The CW’s The Flash in a recurring role playing Ronnie Raymond — better known to DC fans as half of the Firestorm team.

The casting marks Amell’s return to the network following the axing of his short-lived super-hero show The Tomorrow People, and puts the actor in the same creative TV universe as cousin Stephen Amell, the star of The Flash companion series Arrow. “[Producers] Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and myself designed the pilot and series to include Ronnie (aka Firestorm) — and to actually have someone with Robbie’s talent playing the role is beyond exciting,” said executive producer Greg Berlanti. “We can’t wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out.”

Amell will make his debut in the show’s third episode of the season. “I’m so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and The CW again on The Flash,” the actor said in a statement. “Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can’t wait to get started.”

In the comics, young student Raymond and physicist Martin Stein were caught in a nuclear accident that gave them the ability to fuse together into a hero called Firestorm. In the show, Raymond will be the fiance of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Below is an image of Firestorm from the comics: READ FULL STORY

Original 'Flash' star John Wesley Shipp to play Barry Allen's father on CW series

The lighting bolt doesn’t fall far from the tight red suit.

John Wesley Shipp, the actor who played Barry Allen in the short-lived TV series The Flash on CBS in the ’90s, has been cast as Henry Allen, the superhero’s father in the upcoming CW remake starring Grant Gustin.

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Grant Gustin on why The Flash is a 'more willing' superhero than Arrow

From the moment fans watched Barry Allen get struck by a bolt of lightning on Arrow, they’ve been anxiously awaiting the first details on The Flash. But it wasn’t until Thursday that we got our first full look at the new CW series. And yes, it did feature a cameo from Stephen Amell’s Arrow.

But aside from Amell’s appearance in the pilot, what do we know about the series? We caught up with some of the show’s stars at the CW upfronts, where they previewed their characters, revealed a love triangle, and promised at least one shocking twist. Here’s what we found out: READ FULL STORY

The CW's new fall shows (all two of them!): A snap judgment (and a punt)

The CW apparently likes what The CW does, because TV’s YA fantasy aisle isn’t making radical changes to its fall lineup. Just two new shows and a scheduling shift, with The Originals moving to Mondays. But count me among those bummed that The Tomorrow People became a thing of the past too soon: I admired the perspective and the storytelling of the network’s take on super-powered outsiders, especially in its early going. That said, I like the looks of the superhero saga that aspires to fill the void… READ FULL STORY

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