CW chooses Grant Gustin as The Flash, the spinoff series of Arrow
The CW has confirmed who will be playing the Flash in the upcoming series, it seems that ‘Sebastian Smythe’ from Glee has been chosen, also known in the real world as Grant Gustin. The role of Barry Allen (or the Flash) was confirmed earlier this evening (Friday).
The show will be a spinoff of the popular series ‘Arrow’ which of course is also on the CW. Fans can expect to see the Flash first appear on the Arrow for three episodes, in the upcoming second season of the series. The Flash origin stories were written by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and will introduce Barry Allen in episodes No. 8, No. 9 and No. 20. The final episode of that story arch will be directed by David Nutter, who was also the lead on the Arrow pilot episode.
The season premiere of The Arrow is currently scheduled for WEDNESDAY, October 9 @ 8/7c