Arrow fans are already acquainted with Grant Gustin's Barry Allen, after he appeared in a pair of Season 2 episodes, but there are several other characters in The CW's Arrow spin-off The Flash who need a proper introduction. The network has released a new featurette that focuses on Rick Cosnett's character Eddie Thawne, who series star Candice Patton explains has been given the nickname of "Detective Pretty Boy." The actress also hints that, while Eddie initially annoys her character Iris West, there may be a potential romance somewhere down the line between Eddie and Iris.
This lightning-paced super hero drama follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. After an unexpected accident with a Particle Accelerator, police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City. Premiering October 7 and airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Glee, Arrow), Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th), Carlos Valdes, with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Scrubs) and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). John Wesley Shipp (The Flash ) guest stars. Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, Fringe) and DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns wrote The Flash pilot, which was directed by David Nutter (Arrow, Game of Thrones) . Berlanti, Kreisberg, Nutter and Sara Schechter (upcoming Peter Pan feature film) are executive producers of The Flash, which is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.