From:The Straits Timesposted on 17 May at 12:20 PM
17 May at 12:20 PM

Extended trailer for new comic book hero series The Flash reveals origins

Looks like the next comic book hero prepping to hit television screens is none other than DC's resident speedster. 

A five minute extended trailer for upcoming series The Flash has given audiences a more in depth look into the origins of lead character Barry Allen.

The character has already appeared in two episodes of The CW's other comic book inspired series Arrow. Since the two character live in the same universe it is not unlikely that crossovers will happen occationally once The Flash series takes off. 

According to TVGuide, Arrow star Stephen Amell revealed that the first Arrow/Flash crossover will happen in the Flash pilot. “Barry comes to me,” Amell previews. “It's a little snippet in the Flash pilot where he and I share a scene together.” 

Amell adds, “We’d be insane if we didn’t do crossover stuff. I don’t know that it has to be an event or big moments, but the shows share a universe, and not utilizing that fact would be insane. I’m sure that we will at some point.”

The CW has also released the official series description which reads, 

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. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their 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 Flash stars Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker and Candice Patton. The series will air in the US on Tuesdays at 8.00pm (ETA). The show is expected to premiere later this year.

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