The recently released trailer for The CW’s new superhero series The Flash received some mixed reactions (on this particular site anyway). Today’s new cut will likely have the same result since it leans heavily on the oftentimes melodramatic emotional hook that’s at the heart of beloved and belittled CW shows alike. Much like its sister series Arrow, which is at its best when striking a balance between intense action and soap opera schmaltz, The Flash doesn’t appear to be shy about giving the network’s dedicated fandom its just deserts. You can bet that we’ll have weekly recaps for both shows once they return to the small screen this fall.
Hit the jump to check out The Flash trailer and to play “Spot the Villain.” The show stars Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Rick Cosnett, and John Wesley Shipp with Robbie Amell, Wentworth Miller, and Clancy Brown slated as guest stars. The Flash premieres on The CW on October 7th at 8/7c.