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'Flash' Eyed As Spin-Off Of 'Arrow'

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Jul 30, 2013 | 2:08pm EDT
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The Flash is coming to The CW's Arrow this year. And he might run faster than the speed of light into his own series, too. The news was confirmed on Tuesday by the President of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, during the 2013 Summer TCA Press Tour.

“We plan to introduce a recurring character and the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as the Flash," he said. "We do want to expand upon the DC Universe. We think that there are rich characters we can use, and we felt like this was a very organic way to get there.”

It was announced in February that The CW's most popular freshman series would return for a second season in October. The series stars Stephen Amellas Oliver Queen, a secret hooded crime fighter based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow.  Flash, the newest addition to the series, will first appear this fall and again in 2014, but not necessarily at the hands of a big star. “I’m from the old school and I think TV creates stars. If we get a name, great. If we don’t get a name, they’ll become a name,” he said.

Is the speedy superhero's spin-off series a sure thing? "If you don’t feel the chemistry, it doesn’t happen,” Pedowitz said. Cross your fingers for chemistry, Flash fans!

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