The Flash TV series to receive stand-alone pilot

News Louisa Mellor 18 Nov 2013 - 22:37

All change for The Flash: The CW's new series will no longer use Arrow for a backdoor pilot, but have one all to itself...

The CW's original plan for Barry Allen's The Flash was for him to appear pre-powers in a couple of instalments of Arrow's second season, and then to nab episode twenty of the same for his origin story 'backdoor pilot' (no sniggering at the back, please). That first part is still happening, but The CW has since decided that The Flash series warrants its very own pilot episode.

A standalone pilot means one thing in TV-land, more moolah to spend on all those whizzy moving-very-quickly effects. Barry Allen is expected to debut in all his red spandex-costumed glory in the pilot, which, if commissioned, would lead to another DC universe TV series on The CW's books. Well, they have to keep up with Marvel's expanding TV empire somehow...

Read what we could expect to see in a Flash TV show, here.

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