Televisions series based on comic books are becoming the flavor of the month in 2014. The CW found success with Arrow and will now spin off Barry Allen to his own series. The Flash debuts tonight.
The noticeable difference between The Flash and other superhero shows is that the character has already been introduced. The origin story was told on Arrow and fans have already bought in to the reasons to watch. Fans of the Oliver Queen drama will find a refreshing look at the DC universe.
While the writers fall short of calling The Flash “campy”, they do promise a somewhat lighter look than what Arrow provides to viewers. Possibly the most interesting feature of the show is the shared universe, and villains, with Arrow. Both shows exist on the same network and come from the same writer. Interesting enough, Greg Berlanti, the writer in question, will helm the new Supergirl project as well. That show will air on a different network, over on CBS, so cross overs with that property may be a bit more difficult.
Grant Gustin resumes his role as the fastest superhero on earth. Rick Cosnett will play a cop named Eddie Thawne. No word yet if that name will develop to the role comic fans will expect it to. John Wesley Shipp will play Barry’s incarcerated father. Fans will remember Shipp as the original Flash on television. Amanda Payes, who was in the original series as Dr. Tina McGee, will also reprise the same role in this new adaptation.
Comic Booked will continue to have much more information on The Flash in the weeks to come. For now, give this extended preview a watch.
The Flash airs on The CW Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm eastern time.
Share your thoughts on The Flash in the comments below and stay tuned to Comic Booked for Fall Television Previews on many more shows.