CW’s The Flash Gets Its Own Pilot

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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.