THE FLASH TV Series Shares Symmetry With ARROW

THE FLASH TV Series Shares Symmetry With ARROW

Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti on the philosophical similarities and differences between the two shows. "[Barry Allen's] a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent."

After being introduced in season 2 of Arrow the Grant Gustin led Flash television drama is moving full steam ahead with a bevy of recent casting announcements. Recently, Digital Spy caught up with Greg Berlanti to discuss the show and how it compares to The CW's other superhero drama. "Barry (Grant Gustin) is different from Oliver (Stephen Amell)," began Berlanti. He continued, ""He's a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent. We often talk about how Oliver comes off like a pessimist, but deep down he's an optimist and has hope. Barry lost his mother at a very young age, his father was sent to prison for murdering his mom, he went through a lot of stuff - on the surface he's bubbly and upbeat and seems like an optimist, but deep down maybe there's no hope left."

And similar to how the island of Lian Yu is central to a lot of Arrow's storylines and side-stories; so too will the particle accelerator accident that gave Bary Allen his powers serve as a central element of the Flash show. We've talked a lot on Arrow about the particle collider and Harrison Wells and S.T.A.R. Labs and so you'll see S.T.A.R. Labs as an active part of the show," said Berlanti.

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Mecha - 2/8/2014, 9:16 AM
This show can't come fast enough.
batmanvsuperman - 2/8/2014, 9:18 AM
Awesome cant best great cast that suit tho
Desrow - 2/8/2014, 9:20 AM

aRandomSinisterClone - 2/8/2014, 9:24 AM
@mecca, pun intended right?
DrunkenNukem - 2/8/2014, 9:25 AM

Thegeekygurl - 2/8/2014, 9:27 AM
Why is there Ghost Rider and Punisher ICONS for relatively inactive properties but not one for Arrow?
Melvinwerewolf - 2/8/2014, 9:32 AM

I agree
ricko8687 - 2/8/2014, 9:33 AM
I'm a marvel fan but the Flash has always been my fav DC Character really looking forward to this show, also the arrow rocks
JasonBlue - 2/8/2014, 9:35 AM
JasonBlue - 2/8/2014, 9:36 AM
Grant "Had a fitting for the suit today. Took this picture." -______-
JasonBlue - 2/8/2014, 9:37 AM
@MrBlackJack - He seems to be bulking up... he's always out running
RamonSuarez - 2/8/2014, 9:39 AM
Can someone explain if they are going to use this Flash for the JLA movie?
Vegeta - 2/8/2014, 9:47 AM
I can't wait for this show!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/8/2014, 9:48 AM
Hope they make the suit look great. That is essential.
CaptainDC52 - 2/8/2014, 9:49 AM
This Flash will NOT be in a JL movie. Not 100% sure if any Flash will be in the first JL movie at all.
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 9:49 AM
@ RamonS

I am sure WB is waiting to see the fans reaction to this Flash and in my opinion that will determine if they will include Arrow and Flash into the DCCU.
monsterswin - 2/8/2014, 9:49 AM

[frick] this Flash on the boob tube crap. Give him a big cinematic movie like he deserves already. Not interested in a "TV" Flash.

JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 9:54 AM
@ McGee

LOL! You are sounding like that Big Bang Episode where they are trying to get their passes to SDCC!!!!!
thebearjew - 2/8/2014, 9:57 AM
GOD DAMN IT MCGEE I haven't seen the last half of season 5 yet
BlackIceJoe - 2/8/2014, 10:04 AM
I wonder if this show will do better in viewers then Arrow? Also when will they start calling Oliver Green Arrow? I wonder if there will be any chance that Atom will appear on Flash. Seeing Ray would be cool. The Blue Beetle Ted Kord would also be great.

I wonder what show next will come on the CW. I think Black Lightning would work. Have Jefferson Pierce's daughters Annisa and Jennifer also star in the show. Plus you could even throw in BL's buddy Blue Devil too.

That would be a really cool tv show or instead of that show make an Outsiders tv show. The Outsiders could star Nightwing, Black Lightning, Katana, Geo-Force, Metamorpho & Halo
OwenWilsonsNose - 2/8/2014, 10:10 AM
Im glad this show will have a more sci-fi vibe. If it just came off like an extension of Arrow, then I think the show would come off as stilted. Its cool that Green Arrow and Flash will take place in the same universe, but that's no reason for the shows to share the same tone. Im really looking forward to this, and I hope this is just the beginning for a DC universe on the small screen. Maybe 'Amazon' will get the green light again in the future.
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:16 AM
@ Blackjack

My Avatar is from Attack on Titan, if you have Netflix I highly recommend you watch it.

OrionPax - 2/8/2014, 10:16 AM
I understand the need for fans to wish that DC/WB will connect the films to TV,but there is NO way that's going to happen,which is just fine by me
thebearjew - 2/8/2014, 10:18 AM
arrow's great this might be too but I don't know if it will have the same amount of success as arrow
ALegendaryPanda - 2/8/2014, 10:24 AM

That show is dope!

Pasto - 2/8/2014, 10:25 AM
I've gotta take a little time...
A little time to think things over....
I better read between the lines...
In case I need it when I'm older...
This mountain I must climb...
Feels like a world upon my shoulders...
Through the clouds I see love shine...
It keeps me warm as life grows colder...
In my LIFE, theres been HEARTACHE and pain...
I don't know, if I can FACE it again...
Can't stop now, I've TRAVELED so far...
TO change this LONELY life...
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:26 AM
@ LengendaryPanda

Yup it is one of my favorites I am hoping they are working on a season 2!
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:26 AM
DrunkenNukem - 2/8/2014, 10:27 AM
Flash can have more ratings than arrow...

GA its more familiar with him

He is got superpowers and supervillains from the very beginning

His name its popular trademark

AND most of it....He is one of the main characters in the JL

Ratings of this show will be bigger than arrow..its for the writers to keep up a good story for not loosing audiences
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:27 AM
@ Panda

I cannot wait to see the live action movie, hopefully we will get scenes like this.

Zordan - 2/8/2014, 10:28 AM
"Here's an actual picture of me while wearing the suit this morning. Seriously. #Flash"
ALegendaryPanda - 2/8/2014, 10:31 AM

Oh I forgot they were making a movie! Damn, I'm gonna have to check that out!
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:33 AM
@ Panda

Imagine how creepy it is going to be......

Pasto - 2/8/2014, 10:35 AM

Thanks bro-hem.
Pasto - 2/8/2014, 10:37 AM

Life sucks don't it?
ALegendaryPanda - 2/8/2014, 10:37 AM

Good god, that was some freaky shit! Lol
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:38 AM
@ McGee

Pasto - 2/8/2014, 10:39 AM
I think I broke McGee.
JoeMomma29 - 2/8/2014, 10:39 AM
@ Panda

This one was the creepiest of them all!

JoJo1982 - 2/8/2014, 10:39 AM

I got the 4 day passes to SDCC!!!

Dude don't worry it's going to comeback up for everyone a few months
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