Via The Hollywood Reporter the CW has officially picked up the Flash TV series!
DC Comics-inspired The Flash was considered a lock from the minute it was announced last year. From Arrow producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, star Grant Gustin (Glee, 90210) earned rave reviews for his role as Barry Allen/The Flash in two Arrow episodes this season.
The pilot also stars…
Candice Patton as Iris West
Central City Police:
Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West
Rick Cosnett as Det. “Eddie” Thawne (I’m betting it’s an alias)
Patrick Sabongui as Captain David Singh
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells
… and John Wesley Shipp in a mystery role. Hartley Rathaway was mentioned in casting news, but no announcement was made. Whether these two items are connected remains to be seen.
It’ll be great to have the Scarlet Speedster back on the screen. It’s been nearly 10 years Bart Allen (Kyle Gallner) made his first of just three guest spots on Smallville, 10 since Warner Bros. started developing a live-action movie, and more than two decades since the 1990-1991 live-action Flash TV show starring John Wesley Shipp.
The CW also picked up iZombie, an adaptation of the quirky Vertigo horror/comedy series by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred. Gotham was announced earlier this week. There’s going to be a lot of DC/Vertigo joining Arrow on the screen this fall!
Congratulations to everyone involved in the show!