From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, THE FLASH is a fast-paced super hero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City Police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others.
Standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered (and his father unjustly jailed for the crime), Barry was taken in as a child by the investigating Detective West and raised in a cop’s home alongside West’s supersmart daughter (and Barry’s dream girl) Iris. But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. With the help of the research team at S.T.A.R. Labs — including billionaire visionary Harrison Wells, biogenetics expert Caitlin Snow and the eternally upbeat Cisco Ramon — Barry begins testing the limits of his evolving powers and using them to stop crime, ensuring that no one suffers a similar tragedy to his own family history. Working with his adopted father Detective West, West’s conceited partner Detective Eddie Thawne and Iris West, who’s earning her degree in Criminal Psychology, Barry uses his superhuman abilities to help the people of Central City and stop the rogues’ gallery of villains — many of whom have also been altered by the particle accelerator explosion. Concealing his identity behind his incredible velocity, Barry can not only accomplish feats faster than human comprehension, but also taps into an energy that allows him to access moments out of time — both past and future. With a winning personality and a smile on his face, Barry Allen — aka The Flash — is finally moving forward in life… very, very fast!
Playlist: The Flash
newMeet Iris West: An Interview with The Flash's Candice Patton
As Iris West on The Flash, Candice Patton is both a best friend and potential love interest for our hero. But don’t think for a moment she’s merely arm candy. Iris is intelligent, driven and curious, particularly about Central City’s new masked hero. Candice recently spoke with us about her new role, offering her thoughts on love triangles, her favorite super hero [spoiler: it’s not the Flash] and what she would do if she were the one with super speed.
EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the Arrow Season 2.5 and Flash: Season Zero Variant Covers
Did you know the new seasons of Arrow and The Flash have already begun?
Okay, we’re not being entirely straight with you, so don’t go looking for...
Three Reasons to Read The Flash: Season Zero
If you’ve turned on your TV, fired up your phone, tablet or computer, or looked at any billboards over the past few weeks, you probably know that The Flash is coming to The CW on October 7th. That’s when he’s debuting on TV sure enough, but this unique new interpretation of the Fastest Man Alive actually premieres today. And no, you didn’t forget to set your DVR...
THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #3
The origin of Mr. Bliss is revealed! What plans does this terrible telepath have for Central City? And what can The Flash do to stop him when he can’t even control his own mind?!
The Flash: A City Full of Clues
Two weeks ago, The CW released an intriguing new promotional poster for The Flash, their speed-driven new series based on the popular DC Comics character. The poster shows Grant Gustin as the Flash, speeding across a Central City street as his trail forms his signature lightning bolt. But what’s really gotten fans buzzing are all of the hidden clues and “Easter Eggs” found within the city.
DC All Access - Bonus Clip - Geoff Johns' Fall Reading List
What comics should you be reading if you're interested in Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow? In this exclusive DC All Access clip, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns shares his recommended reading list, along with a few of his favorite graphic novels on the stands.