Since the incredible success of “Arrow,” The CW has decided to continue their foray into superhero TV with The Flash. The announcement of the new series was revealed a few months ago but it was originally planned to begin as a “backdoor pilot” on their hit series “Arrow,” where actor Grant Gustin would appear as Barry Allen before spinning off into his own TV series. However, Deadline is reporting that The Flash will now be getting a traditional pilot rather than becoming a spin-off.
“Arrow” creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg along with Geoff Johns are still signed on to write the pilot episode while pilot director David Nutter remains at the helm. Gustin will first appear as Barry Allen in the eighth episode of “Arrow” which is titled “The Scientist.” Set to air December 4th, the episode is described as follows:
“A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured.”
No word about when the series will air but it is rumored to be planned with a midseason premiere.