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Glee’s Grant Gustin cast as The Flash

September 14th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Well it seems that we have our TV Flash.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that it will be Grant Gustin who will play Barry Allen in the second season of Arrow and a potential spin-off TV show of his own. It was rumored that 3 actors were in the running (sorry) by Latino Review.

The Glee actor had this to say to the site:

“I’m unbelievably excited. I’ve been a lifelong fan of DC Comics, so I can’t be more honored and can’t wait to get started.”

The plan for the character to appear in three episodes of Arrow remains the same, with his final appearance planned as a back door pilot of his own series. But how the gritty show take on a character like The Flash? Arrow co-creator Andrew Kreisberg had this to say:

“Part of the fun for the audience is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy. Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we’re approaching Barry. There will be extraordinary events in the world and the characters will react in the same way”

Barry Allen is described as being a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who comes to Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies which he believes may be connected to his tragic past. As a comic book fanboy, Allen is apparently obsessed with Arrow and ends up working with Oliver and Felicity before crossing paths with the vigilante.

So what do you think of the news?

Arrow season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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