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CW Releases a Five Minute Extended Trailer for The Flash (Video)

As most of you are already aware, the fastest man on Earth is about to speed onto your television screen in an all-new series. After making his debut on the hit CW series Arrow, Barry Allen, also known as The Flash is heading to Tuesday nights in the new CW Fall Schedule.

Yesterday, during the Season Finale of Arrow, fans witnessed their very first look at The Flash. Now, the good people over at The CW have released a trailer over five minutes long that takes an extended look at what we can expect from the new series when it debuts in the Fall.

Most of us are pretty familiar with the story. Barry Allen was only 11 years old when his mother was murdered and his father was falsely accused of the crime. Soon after, he was taken in by Detective Joe West, the father of his best friend Iris.

Now, Barry is a CSI Investigator in Central City. After a huge explosion causes a freak storm, Barry is struck by lightning. When he awakens from a nine month coma, he realizes that there is something very different about him, apart from his stellar abs that he could not have possibly attained while in a coma.

Soon, he realizes that he is not the only one who was affected by the events of the superstorm. There are indeed other “meta-humans” out there, and not all of them are using their newfound powers for good.

With the help of some of his friends, and the assistance of one Green Arrow, Barry, who is played in the series by Grant Gustin, has decided that he is going to use his newfound powers in order to protect the innocent people of his fair city and clear his father’s name once and for all.

The visuals in the series seem to be pretty amazing. It is a definite upgrade from the original Flash series that aired back in 1990. Speaking of that, John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in the 1990 series, has been cast in a mysterious role in the series.

While no one has said openly who he will be portraying, if you take a really close look at the trailer around the 22-23 second mark, you see someone who looks very similar to Shipp, although you never get a clear look at him. Could he be the man playing Barry’s father in the series? I guess we’ll have to watch and find out.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at the new five-minute extended trailer for the upcoming CW Series The Flash.


What did you think of the extended trailer for The Flash? How excited are you to see the new series debut on The CW? What role do you think John Wesley Shipp has in the new series? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

The Flash is scheduled to air on Tuesday nights this Fall on The CW.

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