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The CW Developing ‘Flash’ Series With ‘Arrow’s’ Creative Team

Posted by YBMW Staff on July 30th, 2013
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The CW network is developing another drama based on the DC Comics character Flash. According to Deadline, the project is being brought together by the creative team that made “Arrow” consisting of co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter.

The Flash is scheduled to appear in three episodes of “Arrow” this coming season before spinning off into his own series which will be written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns.

The episodes, No. 8, No. 9 and No. 20, will be penned by the trio, with David Nutter, who helmed the Arrow pilot, committed to directing Episode 20.

According to the co-creators, the actor who portrays Barry Allen will play him as “an ordinary man” when viewers meet him in Episode 8. “The character will be as grounded and realistic as possible,” Kreisberg said. “That’s how we’ll get to know him. Then his life will get a bit faster.”

“It will be fun for the audience to see how we do our take on The Flash’s powers. Some will feel very familiar to those who know the comics, and other stuff will feel different yet fresh and exciting,” says Kreisberg.

Meanwhile, Berlanti adds: “That said, he does need powers to become The Flash. And he will be The Flash. He will wear a red costume, and he will go by that name.”

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