It would seem as if things are really starting to kick into high gear for the highly anticipated Arrow spin-off series The Flash. The series, which will be airing on the CW alongside Arrow, stars former Glee actor Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, the man who will become the fastest man on the planet, The Flash. Finally, Warner Bros. Entertainment has released the very first image of Grant Gustin in his Flash costume.
I really like the modern feel to the outfit thus far. Although, I must say that it looks incredibly hot in there with how thick the leather exterior is. I sure hope he has some sort of cooling mechanism built in.
There is already quite a cast being built around the speedy superhero. Candice Patton has been cast as Allen’s best friend Iris West. Law & Order’s Jesse L. Martin has been brought on as Iris’ father, Detective West. Also joining the cast are Danielle Panabaker and Rick Cosnett who will be playing Caitlin Snow and Eddie Thawne.
In an interesting turn of events, CW has also brought on John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in the 1990 television series. At this point, this role in the show is widely unknown; however, it has been rumored that should the spin-off series be picked up for a full run that his character would be a recurring role; however, that is yet to be seen.
At this point, the network hasn’t set an official debut date for the series, but we will keep you up to date as soon as that information becomes available.