Friday, 16 May 2014

Trailer: The CW's THE FLASH

Friday, 16 May 2014

Considering how awesome Arrow's become, hopes are high for spin-off THE FLASH—which, ironically, is adapting a superhero with considerably more public awareness than Green Arrow. How will this new show fare? We've already spent a smattering of episodes in the company of police forensic expert Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Arrow's second season, and the former Glee actor came across well.

On the face of it, how can the same team behind Arrow possibly screw up The Flash? This time they have a hero who's actually super, which may draw more eyeballs. Plus there's opportunities for some fun crossovers, a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, when both shows resume in the autumn.

Also check out this fun promo, with Oliver Queen announcing the arrival of his speedy friend.

What do you think? Excited for The Flash because of how well the producers adapted Arrow, or worried it will lean on special effects and not carry enough dramatic weight? (Oh, and be warned that the above "extended trailer" is very spoiler-heavy and gives away much of the pilot's storyline.)