‘The Flash’ Pilot Preview: “City of Heroes” [Photos and Videos]

The Flash was by far one of my favorite pilots this fall TV season and I can’t wait for everyone to watch tonight’s premiere. The show comes with an amazing cast, some flashy special effects and a great addition to the CW lineup alongside the already fan-loved series Arrow.


Even though we’ve already had a sneak peek of what’s to come on The Flash through an episode of Arrow, we get to start from the beginning. From the lightning bolt, to discovering his powers, to the initial costume design and even a villain to fight.

Grant Gustin was a great choice in casting as he plays Barry in more of a nerdy, down-to-earth way as opposed to something more flashy or bad boy-ish like Oliver Queen.


The series follows Barry Allen, a CSI investigator at the Central City Police Department, who was struck by lightning in a freak storm and awakens from a nine-month come to discover he has been granted the gift of super speed. Allen teams up with S.T.A.R. Labs to help him understand his powers and save the innocent and protect the city. The freak storm was caused by the particle accelerator and Allen finds out he isn’t the only one who has gained special abilities.


The pilot episode titled “City of Heroes” does a great job of introducing the characters and background on how Barry Allen becomes The Flash but also sets up plot points for upcoming episodes. There are definitely a lot of easter eggs throughout the episode. The villain in the pilot isn’t that exciting, nor is the fight scene, but they needed a way to show Barry’s new ability, so I’ll let that go. I’m hoping they don’t do a villain of the week but it’s only the pilot, so we’ll wait to see what happens.

The Flash premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.

Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below.


Episode Description: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his new found powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.
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New Character Images for the CW’s ‘Flash’

The CW just released promotional images for the cast of their highly anticipated new show The Flash. With only three weeks until the premiere, let’s take a look at the main cast including Grant Gustin (Barry Allen), Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), Candice Patton (Iris West), Rick Cosnett (Detective Eddie Thawne), and Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon).

The Flash premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the CW.


Grant Gustin as Barry Allen — Photo: Kharen Hill /The CW


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First Look: Grant Gustin as ‘The Flash’

THE FLASH First Image

Hello lightning bolt!

Warner Bros. TV has released the first image of Grant Gustin as Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash. The image looks darker and more Daredevil like than that of the cheesy felt costume I’m used to from the John Wesley Shipp days.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for this newer, darker look designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow.

Production on The Flash for The CW begins next week and is produced by the team behind Arrow; Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Davi Nutter.

The pilot follows scientist Barry Allen, who through a freak accident is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.