While DC Comics/Warner Bros can’t seem to get a foothold in the cinematic world, they’ve been making headway into the television world with the success of Arrow, and Smallville before it. The Flash is up next to be the latest DC hero to get a series on the CW. The Flash will be produced by the same creative team behind Arrow as DC hopes to recreate that success.
The pilot episode of The Flash will be directed by David Nutter, who notably directed the pilot episodes of Arrow and Smallville as well. David Nutter has also directed episodes of Game of Thrones, The X-Files, Entourage, and Homeland. According to The Hollywood Reporter we’ll be seeing The Flash show up in three episodes of Arrow during the next season. The plan is to have The Flash appear in episodes 8, 9, and 20, with the 20th episode serving as a backdoor pilot to launch The Flash series. The team of Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg will be writing the three episodes. As far as I’m concerned, it sounds like The Flash is in good hands.
While Arrow has very dark and realistic tone to it, The Flash is expected to be more upbeat with tradition superhero flair. He’ll be donning his iconic costume and be referred to as The Flash in contrast to the other superhero shows on the CW. Barry Allen, the current incarnation of The Flash, will be The Flash’s alter ego in the series. While no one has been cast to be play The Flash just yet, it sounds like The Flash can avoid the fate that befell the Wonder Woman pilot and join Arrow as a another successful CW series.