While we've been introduced to most of the cast members for the upcoming Arrow / Flash Spinoff, there is still much we do not know about this new DC Comics TV show coming to the CW, which will incorporate characters from both of their very popular series The Flash and Arrow. One of those characters is The Flash's Professor Martin Stein, also known as the 'other-half' of Firestorm. BroadwayWorld caught up with the man behind Stein, Victor Garber, who revealed when we will actually see the show, and the fact that The CW has taken the adventure drama straight to series. He says:
"They are going to unveil more details about it soon - I believe they are going to do something for it in May at the upfronts... it's a spin-off from The Flash, which I have been working on for a few [episodes]. To be honest, it is very wild for me that at this point of my life I am now in that world - I am now a half-superhero! The character I play is half of Firestorm, so conjoined - together - they are Firestorm. It's been very wild and fun for me to do it... I think it's going to be a very fun ride. I really honestly can't tell you much about it except it is completely new and it will involve a lot of interesting people. We haven't filmed any of it yet - but, it is going straight to series. We start filming in August and it will be on [The CW] in January."
The CW's media upfronts will happen on May 14. It is here that many suspect the network will reveal a title, premiere date and perhaps the first look at the Arrow / Flash Spinoff, with some people already calling it The Atom. While Victor Garber is returning in this third DC Comics show, there has been no mention yet of Robbie Amell's participation as the other half of Firestorm, or if Stein and Ronnie Raymond will reunite.
The Arrow / Flash Spinoff currently consists of Franz Drameh in an unknown role, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl and Caity Lotz, who originally played Black Canary before she was killed in the Arrow Season 3 premiere. Nothing else about the series is known at this time. It sounds like we just have a few weeks until we find out more.