The CW Wants The Flash to Be the Next Superhero on TV & So Do We
Looks like there could be more competition for Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., sort of. The CW is interested in making a Flash TV show, according to Deadline, but the networks wants to introduce the character as part of its hit show Arrow, first. Arrow has been very successful for The CW, with the masked hero showing up just in the nick of time as the network's other long-running classics like Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill came to an end in 2012.
It's smart to introduce fellow DC comics character the Flash on Arrow first, but The CW is hedging its bet a little early if they're already discussing a spinoff series. Let's see how audiences respond before getting so cocky, all right guys? Or maybe they should start with, I don't know, casting someone? It is The CW, so we're guaranteed to get some eye candy in that classic red and yellow costume — there might even be some alterations that give us some shirtless time with the speedy hero.
If this all works out and there is in fact a spinoff, it will be the first Flash series since CBS's The Flash, which lasted just one season in 1990. TV has definitely become more accepting of superheroes since then however, with ABC's highly-anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiering in September and Fox having ordered a pilot for a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen show.
Keep your eyes peeled, Arrow fans, for a guy named Barry Allen who moves at a lightning-quick pace, he may become the star of your next favorite show.
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