Given how great a job has been done with Arrow, I was a tad concerned about how The CW and the team behind the largely-grounded Arrow would handle the transition to a world filled with Metahumans. Judging by this 5-minute preview of The Flash, those concerns were most definitely not needed.
Similarly, a pretty cool little teaser trailer of sorts debuted after Arrow‘s Season 2 finale, featuring both Oliver Queen and Barry Allen.
The official word on The Flash reads:
After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.
The Flash is set to debut during the second half of 2014… and I cannot wait.