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The CW Grants The Flash It's Very Own Pilot

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11/18/2013 9:55 pm
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The CW Grants The Flash It's Very Own Pilot
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Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues

Staff Writer

We found out earlier this year that Glee’s Grant Gustin would be making the switch from smooth-talking Dalton Warbler, Sebastian Smythe, to speedy superhero The Flash/Barry Allen on Arrow. Although Gustin was originally slated to appear in three episodes this season, cuts of his episodes have been so well received, that Barry Allen will get a separate pilot that will stand alone, instead of a back-door pilot, reports Deadline. In what almost seems like a celebration of the great news, the CW has released pictures of Gustin as Allen, and we could not be more excited. Although, it is disappointing that we won't get to see Grant and his character in more than two episodes on Arrow. Still, we can definitely get excited for the pilot all about “The Flash,” and the fact that Gustin plays the character so well that he apparently deserves more than just one episode to kick-off a possible spinoff. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="19999,19998,19997,19996"] Gustin’s success on the show has reportedly changed the CW’s plans, just as filming geared up for the show's 20th episode; and it is now unsure if Gustin will still appear, according to Deadline. The website also reports that a key element that factored into this decision was the bigger budget they would receive to do the episode as a standalone pilot. A large part of Arrow’s creative team is on board for the The Flash pilot. Arrow’s co-creators, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, are involved in the pilot that has been written by Geoff Johns and David Nutter. Nutter, who also directed the original Arrow pilot, will executive produce along with Kreisberg and Berlanti. Melissa Kellner Berman will co-executive produce. For those unfamiliar with the story of The Flash, the superhero is the alter alias of Central City police scientist, Barry Allan. The episode where Allen (Gustin) will first appear on Arrow is titled “The Scientist.” Allen will appear, following a mysterious robbery at Queen Consolidated's Applied Sciences Division.  Barry offers to give Oliver a hand with the investigation, having dealt with a similar case himself. Of course, nothing gets past Oliver Queen. The businessman that doubles as a super hero is quick to sense that something is off about Barry. Oh, and Barry seems to hit it off with Felicity. Finally, an interesting love interest for our favourite blonde IT chick! Gustin’s talents have spoken volumes, with his short role on Glee gaining him an incredible fan base. He wowed us with his snark as Sebastian Smythe, and we can’t wait to see him as Barry Allen. Having him on our screen on a weekly basis in a show all his own is mind blowing. Were there enough positive adjectives there? We don’t think so. We could not be more proud of Grant for landing this incredible role. It’s safe to say that we all need to mark December 4 on our calendars, because we do not want to miss Gustin’s first appearance on Arrow as Barry Allen.


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