Must cast faster! With Green Arrow proving to be a hit on TV, the next step is to start dressing up more actors in tights. And avoid the Smallville effect hopefully. Arrow will take that first step in its second season when it reintroduces the Flash to TV. So who’s going to be suiting up as the Scarlet Speedster? Why none other than Grant “Glee” Justin.
Justin will be zipping into the second season of Arrow, for a debut appearance in episodes 8 and 9, before laying low until the 20th episode which will help launch a pilot episode for a possible Flash TV show. The three episodes that Justin stars in will set up his origin, and will be written by Arrow scribes Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, with regular Flash comic book writer Geoff Johns also contributing. According to THR who broke the news, Justin will be playing the Barry Allen incarnation of the fastest man alive:
Barry Allen is described as a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fanboy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.
As for the Flash TV series, expect another realistic take on a popular hero. Well, as realistic as it can get when you’re dealing with a man that can run fast enough to break time itself.
Last Updated: September 16, 2013