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“Arrow” to Introduce Characters for “The Flash”

OIiver Queen meets Barry Allen

OIiver Queen meets Barry Allen

Barry Allen, aka The Flash, debuted towards the end of the first half of Arrow‘s Season 2, played by Grant Gustin. For all accounts and purposes, the last word from the Arrow world is that the character is currently in a coma after a little ‘accident.’ Barry is getting his own series on The CW, and a host of characters have already been cast for that show. It’s now been revealed that some of them will actually be debuting in an upcoming episode of Arrow; Episode 19 of Season 2.

The brief word for now reads:

“Last fall on Arrow, Grant Gustin was introduced as Barry Allen, the boy who would become The Flash. Now, you’ll meet several new faces from the CW spinoff before the season is over. Episode 19 of Arrow, titled “The Man Under the Hood,” is penned by the trio behind The Flash — Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg — and will introduce two characters from the spinoff: S.T.A.R. Labs’ bioengineering expert Caitlin, played by Danielle Panabaker, and mechanical engineering genius Cisco, played by Carlos Valdes. (Jesse Warren directed the episode.) Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim described it as “an important appearance.”

Episode 19 of Season 2 should air in the US in about 4 weeks time.

The Flash is set to star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/Flash, Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen, Rick Gosnett as Eddie Thawne/Professor Zoom, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Detective West and former Flash John Wesley Shipp in an unspecified role.

Developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, The Flash‘s pilot is to start production this week.

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