The CW released a playful new trailer for their Fall tentpole The Flash. The promo features established CW star Arrow played by Stephen Amell out for some light target practice. Arrow’s solitude doesn’t last long as he is quickly interrupted by the speedy Flash. It’s our first glimpse of The Flash in action. Check out the promo below.
That’s newcomer Grant Gustin in the role of the red speed demon. Here is what we know about his character from Wikipedia.
Barry Allen / Flash, a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who receives his powers of superhuman speed after being caught in a chemical explosion at a lab caused by a lightning strike following an incident at the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator.
Joining Gustin on the show is Jesse L. Martin, from Law & Order and the movie Rent. Martin portrays Detective West, a father figure for The Flash. Tom Cavanagh, from Ed on NBC, pops up on the show as the man behind S.T.A.R. Labs. S.T.A.R. Labs is the Oscorp of the show. Their technology is the reason that Barry Allen becomes The Flash.
What do you think about The Flash? Did this promo get you excited for the Fall 2014 premiere?
UPDATE: The CW released a 5 minute extended trailer for us to pick apart.