Behold the Flash -- or at least, the head of the Flash -- as he will be seen in the upcoming CW pilot spun out of Arrow and based on the DC Comics superhero. Actor Grant Gustin will portray a version of the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash, a police scientist who encountered Arrow Oliver Queen in two episodes of his Arrow series.
Fans who were hoping that Grant Gustin's Barry Allen and Emily Bett Rickards' Felicity Smoak would cement their budding Arrow romance on The CW's upcoming spinoff Flash series should take note, because Smoak's got some competition now.
The series has cast actress Candice Patton, who viewers may know from the BET sitcom The Game or from a few episodes of Heroes, to play Iris West, the woman that Barry married in the comics (before that all got erased in Flashpoint).
Since the announcement in July that The CW was developing a new Flash television series to spin out of Arrow, the question for many fans was who'd be playing DC Comics scarlet speedster. The answer has arrived, as Warner Bros. has announced that Glee and 90210 actor Grant Gustin has been cast as Barry Allen in the upcoming show.