From Professor Zoom to the Weather Wizard, the recently released 5 minute extended trailer for CW’s upcoming series THE FLASH seems to be firing on all cylinders. From the looks of the trailer, the current FLASH series will be drawing heavily from the “Speed Force” era of stories where Professor Zoom aggressively antagonized the FLASH, but…what if that mysterious figure in the trailer is The Flash himself?
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,” “The Tomorrow People,” “Green Lantern”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone”), David Nutter (“Arrow,” “Game of Thrones”) and Sarah Schechter. The pilot was directed by David Nutter. This series is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
I’d like to take a moment to pause and point out that David Nutter – the director of the pilot – has worked on shows ranging from SUPERBOY to GAME OF THRONES, so I look forward to a pilot with minimal pilotitis. And if the show is willing to bring in The Weather Wizard…can Captain Cold be far behind?