CW's upcoming live-action series stars Grant Gustin as DC Comics' scarlet speedster. Originally slated as a back-door pilot that would substitute one of the regular episodes of Arrow it will now air completely separate. Gustin was already introduced as The Flash's alter ego, police forensics expert Barry Allen, in two of this season's Arrow episodes that led into his superhero transformation.
The Flash will also star Rick Cosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as bioengineering expert Caitlin Snow, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and John Wesley Shipp (the original Flash from the 1990 TV series). The pilot was created by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and will be directed by David Nutte.
The Flash will premiere on October 7th!