‘Flash’ Series From ‘Arrow’ Producers in the Works at The CW

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It looks like the folks over at The CW are not done with using characters from the DC Comics universe for new dramas on their network.

According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, the brass over at The CW plan to bring Flash to the small screen; and he will be introduced during an episode of the hot new drama ‘Arrow’.

At the ongoing Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, The CW President Mark Pedowitz announced that ‘Arrow’ co-creators and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg as well as director David Nutter will “introduce the lightning-fast character during the second season” of the show that stars Stephen Amell in the lead role.

Pedowitz stated, “We plan to introduce the recurring character of Barry Allen, who is the Flash. We’re planning an origin story and we’ll see how it goes. We do want to expand on the DC Universe, and we felt this is a very organic way to get there”.

Berlanti and Kreisberg – as well as DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns (who is a consultant and writer on ‘Arrow’) will write the ‘Flash’ project while Nutter will direct the potential back-door pilot. Should the project move on as a series, Berlanti and Kreisberg would act as showrunners.

This potential new show is the third spin-off in the development process at The CW with a back-door pilot in the works for ‘Supernatural’ and the soon-to-be-seen spin-off of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ called ‘The Originals’ that is set debut this fall.

‘Arrow’ will return for its second season on The CW on Wednesday, October 9, but there are no specifics, as yet, as to when ‘Flash’ will make his first appearance.