CW’s ARROW Adds GLEE’s Grant Gustin as The Flash

     September 13, 2013


Earlier this summer, the CW announced plans to not only bring Barry Allen/The Flash to their Arrow series, but had hopes of starting a spin-off series around the speedster.  Now, it appears the network has found their hero in Grant Gustin (Glee).  Gustin will be introduced to viewers in the eighth episode of Arrow’s second season, following up that debut by starring in the ninth episode as well.  The 20th episode will also feature Gustin and will act as a backdoor pilot for the potential spin-off series, The Flash.

Hit the jump for more.

grant-gustinArrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg are developing Flash alongside Arrow director David Nutter, with Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC’s Geoff Johns penning the pilot.  Berlanti and Kreisberg will run the series should The CW pick up the pilot, and Nutter—who helmed the Arrow pilot—will direct the first episode.
Kreisberg and Johns talk about the project at length in this recent interview, which includes more on his origin story and how it will affect other characters in DC’s TV universe.  (And kudos to Latino-Review for pegging Gustin as being in the mix.)

Here’s word on Gustin’s addition to Arrow via a press release:

BARRY ALLEN is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past.  A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.
ARROW returns for season two Wednesday, October 9th at 8:00 p.m. on The CW



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  • Kryptonian Knight

    If Ben Affleck can be Batman Why not? Don’t know the kid but hey, they have done a good job so far with their casting so I look forward to seeing The Flash again!

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  • Adam Heatherly

    i dont take glee fuckers in my justice league

    • eternalozzie

      I am sure thats a clever statement … somewhere … Grant will be a good Flash … if you like Arrow he is a good fit. I think 99.9% of DC Comics are silly but i LOVE the Arrow series because its being written so well.

      • Adam Heatherly

        i wo nt see justice league if it has glee cast in it unless its lea Mich elle wearing nothing but lingerie the whole movie

      • eternalozzie

        wow … welcome to the 12th century

      • Adam Heatherly


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      • bombinUSA

        shutup fgt.

      • Tom

        Nice nick.

      • bombinUSA

        death to america, bitch,

      • Tom

        Give this troll god damn bomb already!!11oneone

      • The_Smirking_Revenge

        #1 – this is just a childish remark….

        #2 the CW DCU is completely different than the cinematic DCU. The people on these shows will not be appearing in the movies. This has been stated so many times by those involved at WB/DC.

    • drewerdshucks

      good thing this is the green arrow TV show, and not the justice league movie than, huh ?

      • Adam Heatherly

        the flash is a justice league member retard which means thid asshole wlll also be in that film

      • drewerdshucks

        what ? this is for tv not film

      • Adam Heatherly

        why do i bother with tgese retards phantom is smarter than u

      • The_Smirking_Revenge

        You’re an idiot. Learn to read and then do it elsewhere.

        Never understood what people got out of trolling…

    • peter

      you are pathetic fat lonley guy that needs to go out more

    • xxx

      You can choose not to watch. I’m sure they won’t dumb fucker as their audience as well.

  • Bob

    Huh, well okay. Never seen him before so I don’t know what to think. Was kinda hoping since it was TV they would get like Jensen Ackles. But, okay…guess I just have to wait and see.

    • Random Bystander

      But Jensen Ackles is still on Supernatural which is a CW show and theyre not gonna kill Supernatural until they feel they have to.

  • verasgunn

    Yeah, not feeling the casting here. This guy looks like a cheaper alternative to Andrew Garfield, who fits well as Spider-man and in the context of this show would probably do well as a Bart Allen/Impulse type over Barry Allen/The Flash. Really, I think they should have aimed more towards finding someone like Stephen Arnell, but who can sell a lighthearted attitude better.

    Still, I’ll give it a shot. They’ve done a great job with Arrow, and if they have the same creative force on that show I’m sure it’ll probably please us fans.

    • Random Bystander

      I was thinking Ryan Kwanten.

      • verasgunn

        You know, I think he would be great. He’s charming, has great comedic talents, looks the part, and even suits the CW’s general guideline of a handsome man who can look good if he needs to spend an entire episode without his shirt on.

      • Random Bystander

        RIGHT!? Pretty much since True Blood started I’ve thought he would make a great Flash in a tv series or even a movie.

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  • Blues

    THANK YOU they are bringing back Barry being a comic book nerd that was always the best part of his character in the 70s/80s

  • $2367358

    Looks a little young to be an assistant forensics specialist……juat sayin’.

  • Strong Enough

    Just dye his hair blonde and we are good. it’s all about he dialogue though. if they fuck it up, then it’s over.

  • RunnerX13

    When did he enter the police academy, at age 16?

  • DatGuy

    There is literally nothing about this guy that even remotely represents Barry Allen in the slightest. He’s got brown hair and eyes and looks about 16. I mean if you are going for the Andrew Garfield Spiderman look I guess you got it, but this isn’t Spiderman(…neither was he!), this is the Flash.

  • atticwindow

    Aw, man. My friend auditioned for this role and we were SO HOPING he’d get it – it would have been a great break for him! But of course, I suppose it makes sense to take the already-known guy.

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