THE Cast Of The FLASH CW TV Series Fan Q&A Pt 1

Grant Gustin and the rest of The Flash CW cast take to YouTube to tackle questions from their fan base. The Scarlet Speedster premieres on The CW, October 7th, at 8PM PST/EST.

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By Mark Julian - 8/9/2014
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Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along.

Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel.

Barry has always had the heart of a hero and now he has the legs to match, but he quickly learns that being a superhero is not as easy as it seems -- and he can’t do it alone. While Barry struggles to understand his new abilities, the people around him also have to adjust to a new reality. Joe West, Barry’s surrogate father, is coming to grips with the fact that the world of the extraordinary actually does exist. Joe thought he understood what it meant to chase criminals, but now he’s facing opponents who can do more than just rob a bank, they can control the weather. Though he knows this remarkable turn of events is Barry’s destiny, every time Barry faces danger, Joe is terrified for his surrogate son.

While Joe worries about Barry, Barry worries about Joe’s daughter Iris, and how his new life as The Flash will change their relationship. Iris and Barry grew up together, and she has always believed in Barry’s conviction that unknown forces were at work the night his mother was killed. Barry has kept his romantic feelings for Iris hidden, and now feels he must protect her by keeping his new identity a secret as well. And Iris has a secret of her own -- she has been dating her father’s partner, Detective Eddie Thawne, who is such a good guy, even Barry finds it hard to hate him. Still, there is tension between Barry and Thawne, who is jealous of Iris’ newfound fascination with The Flash and is determined to unmask him. Barry realizes that keeping the secret of his new identity separates him from Iris, even as her growing obsession with uncovering the truth brings her ever closer to The Flash.

Barry has found another kind of surrogate family in the team at Harrison Wells’ S.T.A.R. Labs. Wells himself is quickly becoming a second father figure to Barry, who learned about morality and justice from Joe, and is now learning about science and technology from Wells. Wells’ ultimate agenda remains somewhat mysterious, but Barry is excited by the grander worldview that has been opened for him, and the friendship he’s building with S.T.A.R. lab team members Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. For Caitlin, who lost her fiancé in the catastrophic explosion, working with Barry is providing a much-needed sense of purpose and a way to deal with her grief. Caitlin’s excitement at seeing Barry learn to use his new power is balanced by her growing concern for his safety – she and Cisco have both learned that accidents have devastating consequences. Cisco was a close friend of Caitlin’s fiancé and secretly blames himself for the tragedy. A mechanical genius who comes up with amazing gadgets that help Barry control his speed, Cisco is happy to suddenly have a new project – and a new friend – in Barry.

While he struggles to combine these two very different groups of people into a crime-fighting unit, Barry is still excited every day by his newfound powers. He is also shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using the new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose – using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. 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 series stars Grant Gustin (“Glee,” “Arrow”) as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton (“The Game”) as Iris West, Rick Cosnett (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker (“Necessary Roughness,” “Justified”) as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes (“Once” on Broadway) as Cisco Ramon, with Tom Cavanagh (“Ed,” “Eli Stone”) as Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin (“Law & Order”) as Detective West.

THE FLASH is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Everwood”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone”), David Nutter (“Arrow,” “Game of Thrones”) and Sarah Schechter. This series is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
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GUNSMITH - 8/9/2014, 9:44 AM
I THINK THIS SHOW WILL DO WELL...
IndependentGeorge - 8/9/2014, 9:49 AM
Costume tweaks.

LinkinParkFan - 8/9/2014, 9:59 AM
DC has very successful within television surprisingly, it's rare to think a live action show based on a superhero would have any quality but somehow they did it with Arrow and it never felt rushed or forced at times. I even found Smallville to be of readeeming qualities also, but it ended really abruptly. I am very looking foward to Flash much.
DrunkenNukem - 8/9/2014, 10:10 AM
This show is going to be awsome
Dingbat - 8/9/2014, 10:25 AM
I'm excited for this show but I hope it doesn't mean no Flash in the movies.
Daniellantern - 8/9/2014, 10:36 AM
Looking forward for this show! Can't wait to see the Rogue!
I wish they don't give power to everyone from the particle accelerator accident.
smlaude - 8/9/2014, 11:13 AM
how about john krasinski for movie flash... quick witted n lean and a good actor
blkchi - 8/9/2014, 11:38 AM
Hope it's good only dcu show I'd watch gothnam with no Batman lol Jim lee approved this
2gold - 8/9/2014, 12:24 PM
Lot of potential here, lot of potential. This will give CW 4 strong shows and hopefully open them up to more DC universe titles. A Dr Fate show would be interesting to see. Or if they could do it, a Nightwing show.
DCGuy - 8/9/2014, 12:59 PM
Nice I hope the show does great I want to see the Suicide Squad get their own spin off too
TheGodButcher - 8/9/2014, 1:06 PM
I hope this show does well. The 90's Flash was good back then. Gotham also looks to have great potential as well. As long as they don't mess them up. But I will wait to see them before I judge them.
AlphaAndDecima - 8/9/2014, 4:06 PM
Of course Berlanti would want to know where he'll have the tat, lol.
Battabing - 8/9/2014, 5:05 PM
I vote Sam Huntington as the cinematic Flash in the form of one Wally West.

TexasTwoFace - 8/9/2014, 6:06 PM
I hope WB/DC doesn't use The Flash show as the audience's introduction to the character and his origin and that terrible, terrible Green Lantern in the same role and then on the big screen just skip straight to a Flash/Green Lantern team-up movie with new actors.
TheSoulEater - 8/10/2014, 1:57 AM
:D


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jonski22 - 8/10/2014, 7:38 PM
in just tree weeks, i able to finish Arrow Season 1 and 2..and i really like season 2 esp. the episode where they introduce the Flash...Barry and Felicity... and a lot of new and exciting characters...Suicide Squad, daughter of Ras ( i knew Talia, i never knew the other one).....and i also got the copy of the Flash pilot...it's very interesting...esp. they are talking about alot of new characters..and crossover between Flash/Arrow...i like their own T.V universe...

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