CW’S The Flash Releases Cast Portraits, First Episode Will Be Three Minutes Longer
For a show that’s all about running at superhuman speeds, it is taking forever for The Flash to make its way onto our televisions. Another week and a half? Augh. At least we have these cool cast portraits from Access Hollywood of Grant Gustin, Jesse Martin, Candice Patton, and the whole Flash team to tide us over until October 7th.
Don’t know who any of these characters are? The CW Network just released a new synopsis of the series (below), complete with news that the first episode will run three minutes longer. Sorry, Supernatural, but you’ve been on for, what, ten seasons now? You can stand to start a little later. Just remember to set your DVRs accordingly, friends!
Here’s that synopsis (spoilers, obviously):
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris (Candice Patton). 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 (Tom Cavanagh) and his S.T.A.R. Labs team members, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), 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.
Thrilled with his new powers, Barry learns how to control them with the help of Dr. Wells and his team. However, keeping his secret from his best friend Iris (Candice Patton) is proving to be harder than he thought, especially when Joe’s new partner, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), catches her eye. When another meta-human attacks the city, it’s time to put Barry’s new powers, and himself, to the test. David Nutter directed the pilot episode, “City of Heroes,” with story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kresiberg and Geoff Johns and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns.
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