The first official image from The CW’s Arrow spinoff, The Flash, has been released and it shows star Grant Gustin in costume for the first time!
Gustin, who guest starred for a short-arc on Arrow, stars as Barry Allen, a scientist given powers as the result of a freak storm. After being struck by lightning, Barry is imbued with powers of super speed, resulting in him becoming the fastest man alive.
Designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, the dark color is reminiscent of the costume from Arrow, also designed by Atwood. Though it’s not a full body picture, it does give a preview of what fans can expect if the pilot is picked up for the fall 2014-2015 season.
Other main cast members include: Candice Patton as Iris West, the female lead and quick-witted love interest of Barry; Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Central City Detective West; Danielle Panabaker (Necessary Roughness) as bioengineering expert Caitlin Snow; Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Detective Eddie Thawne; Carlos Valdes as mechanical engineering genius Cisco Ramon; Tom Cavanaugh as “rock star” physicist and financial tycoon Harrison Wells; and the original Barry Allen, John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s Creek) in a mysterious new role.
Berlanti, along with Arrow exec Andrew Kreisberg and DC’s Geoff Johns will write and executive produce The Flash.David Nutter will helm the pilot in addition to producing. Berlanti Productions exec Melissa Kellner Berman is attached to co-executive produce.
Production on the pilot begins next week.