PHOTO: First Full Look At CW’s ‘The Flash’

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 9:15am PDT

The CW and Warner Bros TV have been teasing fans about the network’s pilot The Flash, based on the DC Comics superhero and now in production. Two weeks ago came Grant Gustin’s headshot as his character’s alter ego Barry Allen. Now comes the full look at the … Read More »

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FIRST PHOTO: Grant Gustin As The Flash In CW Pilot

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Warner Bros. Television has just released the first image from its CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. It shows Grant Gustin in full head gear as his character Barry Allen’s superhero alter ego The Flash. In the show, through a freak accident, scientist Barry … Read More »

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Original ‘Flash’ Star Joins CW Reboot; Todd Grinnell & Bret Ernst Cast In ‘Mason Twins’

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 5:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

shippJohn Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen/The Flash in the 1990s TV series, has been added to the cast of the CW/WBTV/DC pilot The Flash, which retells the story of scientist Allen (Grant Gustin) who, through a freak accident, is given the power of super speed. The producers are keeping Shipp’s recurring character a secret. Read More »

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Tom Cavanagh Joins CW’s ‘The Flash’

By | Monday February 10, 2014 @ 5:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

cavanaughTom Cavanagh (Ed) is the latest addition to the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen, aka The Flash (Grant Gustin), … Read More »

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Carlos Valdes Cast In CW’s ‘The Flash’, Elena Kampouris In NBC’s ‘Odyssey’

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Carlos ValdesCarlos Valdes, currently on Broadway in Once, is the latest addition to the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen, aka The Flash (Grant Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Valdes will play Cisco Ramon, a mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at STAR Labs.

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Candice Patton Cast In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 11:45am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Candice Patton Flash Pilot Iris WestEXCLUSIVE: Candice Patton (The Game) has been cast opposite Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin in the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and … Read More »

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Rick Cosnett & Danielle Panabaker To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 5:29pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Danielle Panabaker Flash CWRick Gosnett Flash CWEXCLUSIVE: The Vampire DiariesRick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker (Shark) are set to co-star opposite Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin in the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen aka The Flash (Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who FLASH_Arrow w copyarrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Cosnett plays star Detective Eddie Thawne, a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret. Panabaker plays Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs. Originally envisioned as a backdoor pilot episode of Arrow, Flash will now film a regular pilot directed by David Nutter, a move clearly geared toward a series pickup.

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Jesse L. Martin To Co-Star in CW Pilot ‘The Flash’

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 1:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jesse L Martin The Flash CW PilotLaw & Order alum Jesse L. Martin is set to co-star opposite Grant Gustin in the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen aka The Flash (Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Martin will play Detective West, an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Allen. This is a familiar territory for Martin, who is probably best known for his nine-year stint as Detective Ed Green on NBC’s Law & Order. He had been approached for several pilots before choosing The Flash.

Related: TCA: CW’s Mark Pedowitz Touts Pilot Model Success, “Bullish” On ‘Reign’ & ‘Flash’

Originally envisioned as a backdoor pilot episode of Arrow, Flash will now film a regular pilot. The move  is clearly geared toward a series pickup as a stand-alone pilot would allow the series to “start off with a bang” the way Arrow did with its pilot episode, the CW president Mark Pedowitz said last week, adding that he is “bullish” on the project. Read More »

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TCA: CW’s Mark Pedowitz Touts Pilot Model Success, “Bullish” On ‘Reign’ & ‘Flash’

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 3:52pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

TCA Like Nina Tassler, who runs sibling network CBS, the CW President Mark Pedowitz too plans to stick with the traditional pilots season despite Fox’s decision to abandon the model, announced by chairman Kevin Reilly on Monday. “We do not do that many pilots,” he noted. Indeed, the biggest complaint about pilot season has been the pressure to cast and produce so many pilots in so little time, chasing the same talent. The CW makes about eight pilots, about a third of the number most of the Big 4 networks, and the network doesn’t go for the same actors as its shows cw11feature younger characters mostly cast with up-and-coming actors. Pedowitz also talked up the CW’s high pilot-to-series ratio, which is closer to a cable network than a broadcaster. In moving away from pilot season, Reilly said he was hoping to improve the network’s batting average, with fewer pilots and most of them going to series. In the CW’s two development seasons under Pedowitz, the network made eight pilots each year, with four of them going to series in 2012 and five in 2013, a very high percentage for a broadcaster. “For us it’s a very efficient system, and you learn things that you would never have seen otherwise,” Pedowitz said. “We are perfectly happy with the traditional system but wish Kevin well.”

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CW’s ‘The Flash’ To Do Stand-Alone Pilot Instead Of ‘Arrow’ Backdoor Pilot Episode

By | Monday November 18, 2013 @ 9:04am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There has been a change in the CW‘s plans for The Flash. Originally, the character, played by Grant Gustin, was supposed to appear in three episodes of Arrow this season — No. 8, No. 9 and No. 20, the last one serving as a backdoor pilot directed by David Nutter. Episodes 8 and 9, in which the superhero is introduced only as his alter ego Barry Allen, have already been shot. But now the CW has opted to film a traditional stand-alone Flash pilot instead of doing a backdoor pilot as Arrow‘s Episode 20. With Episodes 8 and 9 serving as an origin story, the plan was for The Flash character to make his debut — red costume and all — in Arrow‘s Episode 20. He will now do it in the pilot. The creative team remains the same, with Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and series scribe Geoff Johns writing the pilot and Nutter, who helmed the pilot for Arrow, directing. Berlanti, Kreisberg and Nutter executive produce, with Melissa Kellner Berman co-executive producing. Read More »

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