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Get your first look at Jay Garrick in season 2 of The Flash! New season, new threats. The Flash Season 2 premieres Tuesday October 6th on The CW!
The Flash is an American television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow. The series follows Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
Initially envisioned as a backdoor pilot, the positive reception Gustin received during two appearances as Barry on Arrow led to executives choosing to develop a full pilot to make use of a larger budget and help flesh out Barry’s world in more detail. Colleen Atwood, costume designer for Arrow, was brought in to design the Flash’s suit, which was modeled after the comic books. The creative team wanted to make sure that the Flash would resemble his comic book counterpart, and not simply be a poor imitation. The series is primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Flash premiered in North America on October 7, 2014, where the pilot became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW, after The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It has been well received by critics and audiences, and won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama” in 2014. On January 11, 2015, The CW renewed The Flash for a second season,which is scheduled to premiere October 6, 2015.
In February 2015, it was reported that a spin-off series, which is described as a superhero team-up show, was in discussion by The CW for a possible 2015–16 midseason release. Berlanti and Kreisberg would executive produce alongside Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter. The potential series would be headlined by several recurring characters from both The Flash and Arrow, including Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh).Caity Lotz, who portrayed Sara Lance / Canary on Arrow, will reprise the role, taking on the alter-ego of White Canary. There is potential for other Arrow and The Flashcharacters to cross over to the new series. Berlanti also stated there was a particular reason that the other half of Firestorm, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), was not mentioned in the initial cast announcement. On May 7, 2015, The CW picked up the series, titled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Ciara Renée, who will portray Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl on Legends, made a cameo appearance in the final episode of The Flash ’s first season, “Fast Enough”. Gustin will appear as Barry Allen / Flash in the series.