Original '90s TV 'Barry Allen' John Wesley Shipp Joins THE FLASH

That's right, the man who played Barry Allen/The Flash in CBS' short-lived '90s series is set to return to Central City as part of the upcoming CW series which will see Grant Gustin play the Scarlet Speedster. Who will be playing? Hit the jump for further details!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/11/2014

It has been revealed today that John Wesley Shipp - the actor who played Barry Allen/The Flash in the cult classic '90s series - will guest star in The CW's upcoming Arrow spin-off. As of right now, his role is a mystery, although it's thought that it will become a recurring part if The Flash is ordered to series. My bet? Barry Allen's imprisoned father. Grant Gustin will play the titular hero, with Candice Patton (Iris West), Jesse L. Martin (Detective West), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Roman), Daniele Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), Rick Cosnett (Detective Eddie Thawne) and Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells) all joining him. Who do you think Shipp will be playing in the series?
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ezio619 - 2/11/2014, 5:36 PM
thats pretty phucking cool!!
MrCBM56 - 2/11/2014, 5:36 PM
That's awesome right there. Way to play Homage to the original Flash. Can't wait for this!
Fastestmanalive - 2/11/2014, 5:37 PM
That's so cool.

Maybe he'll be Jay Garrick or even Max Mercury.
BruceLeroy - 2/11/2014, 5:38 PM
Cool.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/11/2014, 5:38 PM
That's dope.
DatScarletPimPerNeLL - 2/11/2014, 5:38 PM
That's actually awesome news as it relates. I was kinda hoping he'd be apart of it somewhere down the line.
Nick56 - 2/11/2014, 5:38 PM
Thats pretty cool actually, good for him
superherofan21 - 2/11/2014, 5:39 PM
It would be perfect if he was Jay Garrick.
JoJo1982 - 2/11/2014, 5:39 PM
WoW that's pretty great

I'm remember watching the 90s show when I was little
ezio619 - 2/11/2014, 5:40 PM
that would be cool that he is barrys imprisoned dad
thor2273 - 2/11/2014, 5:41 PM
lol that's awesome
TheManFromMars - 2/11/2014, 5:41 PM
That's really cool
GizmoEl - 2/11/2014, 5:42 PM
That's pretty awesome
ezio619 - 2/11/2014, 5:43 PM
though isnt he like 60 now? thats alittle old to be barrys dad,maybe he had a kid late
thor2273 - 2/11/2014, 5:44 PM
@TheWriter Marvel owns movies, DC owns TV and video games.
CrimsonFlash - 2/11/2014, 5:46 PM
If he's Jay Garrack I'll lose my shit and love this show no matter what.
ezio619 - 2/11/2014, 5:46 PM
anno-thats true,like i said, he probably had kid late
JorL5150 - 2/11/2014, 5:47 PM
PLEASE BE JAY GARRICK!


ESTABLISH A PRIOR GEN OF HEROES!

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ezio619 - 2/11/2014, 5:47 PM
also speaking about Tom cavanghs role, i think he is rpobably gonna be flashs biggest ally
xsnakeplisskenx - 2/11/2014, 5:48 PM
captain cold. he's got the face.
koolaidbag - 2/11/2014, 5:49 PM
Food for thought....he voiced professor zoom in brave and the bold, just saying....now that i've typed this it sounds so stupid aloud, but hey, I'll post it anyways!
nowtheresaBATman - 2/11/2014, 5:50 PM
I liked that original Flash show...then again I was 11 -I probably would've liked "Arrow" too at that age...
TheBaroness89 - 2/11/2014, 5:50 PM
Cool! maybe if not Barry's father or Jay Garrick- he can play Mirror Master
Interestein - 2/11/2014, 5:51 PM
I felt this coming on
TheBaroness89 - 2/11/2014, 5:51 PM
Justin Hartley should show up on Arrow as Arthur Curry.
ManCalledSting - 2/11/2014, 5:52 PM
Meh....it's cool their doing a tip of the hat to the 90's one, but he's not a very good actor.
KidGoku - 2/11/2014, 5:52 PM
That's awesome! Man this show might be better than Arrow from the looks of it, and I love Arrow.
BIGBMH - 2/11/2014, 5:52 PM
Very cool. I've never seen the old show, but I like when showrunners and filmmakers pay tribute to a character's history in the world of entertainment.
henchmen - 2/11/2014, 5:52 PM
Just logged in to say HELL YEAH!!! Getting super excited for this show!
MightyZeus - 2/11/2014, 5:53 PM
This is awesome. Maybe Barry's father or Jay Garrick?
Marxman12 - 2/11/2014, 5:53 PM
This is awesome news.
Kyos - 2/11/2014, 5:54 PM
Okay, that is pretty awesome! :D
nowtheresaBATman - 2/11/2014, 5:55 PM
@ezio
Shit dude, my Pops is like 80...I'm not even half his age lol
ShawnMadden - 2/11/2014, 5:56 PM
This is cool. I wasn't a fan of the original series, but it's really rad they did this.
r4dagast - 2/11/2014, 5:57 PM
He just turned 59. My dad is 58 I'm 27. He's gatta be Barry's dad. So cool I love the 90s series
Dmon - 2/11/2014, 5:57 PM
Hell Yeah! I was hoping they would give him a part.
pesmerga44 - 2/11/2014, 5:58 PM
This is pretty cool he will probably be Barry's father or Jay Garrick which I would really like. A little trivia for those who don't know he played Reverse Flash/Professor Zoom in the Batman Brave and the Bold cartoon. Kind of a fun fact to know.
Space - 2/11/2014, 5:58 PM
coooll
king666 - 2/11/2014, 5:58 PM
The Flash TV series sounds better than Arrow (and I absolutely love Arrow).
Nomis - 2/11/2014, 5:58 PM
HELL YEAH!

Chalk one up for the Old School!
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