The CW has unsurprisingly ordered the comic book inspired series, “The Flash” to series. The show is both based on the comic and serves as a spinoff of their already popular series, “The Arrow.” The network has also greenlit the DC Comics series adaptation, “iZombie.”
“The Flash” stars Grant Gustin as the titular superhero, Barry Allen. In the series, Allen is a scientist who gains super-speed after getting hit by a lightning in a fateful experiment (check out the origin scene from “Arrow.”) Gustin’s Flash will be of course a far younger incarnation of Barry Allen (Gustin is only 24), in keeping with other CW superhero shows like “Arrow” and “Smallville.”
“iZombie” is about a med student (Rose McIver) who hides her undead nature by working at a Coroner’s Office, where she has access to the brains she needs to feed on – brains which, in turn, give her access to the corpse’s memories and voices in her head which can only be quieted by solving murder cases connected to those people.