The treatment Flash deserves.
Deadline reports that while Barry Allen is still appearing in Arrow’s December 4th and 11th episodes, actor Grant Gustin’s Flash will no longer have a backdoor pilot later in the season. Instead, he will have a proper pilot of his own now.
The standalone pilot is due to the positive reception from the studios when they test for the Arrow two-parter introducing Gustin as Barry Allen. A back-door pilot would still be to serve the characters and ongoing story of Arrow, a standalone pilot will give Barry Allen and his supporting characters a proper chance to shine.
The only down-side is that Flash TV series is no longer going to be a spring debut, but a full-fall debut instead.