Some of you may remember Grant Gustin as Glee’s Sebastian, who tried to steal Blane from Kurt. He’s also popped up on 90210 and the TV movie A Mother’s Nightmare. Now he may be getting his own series, as TheWrap reports that he’s been cast as The Flash in Arrow.
The plan is that the DC Comics character will appear in three episode of Season 2 of Arrow. He’ll be introduced in episodes 8 and 9, before returning in episode 20, which will also act as a backdoor pilot for a standalone Flash series, which is currently planned to start airing in 2014.
Gustin’s character will be called Barry, who is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who comes to Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies. ‘A comic book fan boy, who is obsessed with Arrow (Stephen Amell) unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.’
As with Arrow, the idea is to try to base things at least tangentially in reality. However, it hasn’t been revealed how this will fit with the fact Flash is best known for his ‘super-speed’, which suggests Barry is going to have to get at least some superpowers. The character will initially be a normal person, who will transition into The Flash over the course of his Arrow episodes.
Stephen Amell commented on Twitter ‘Hey @grantgust… You should probably start stretching your hamstrings like… immediately. Congratulations!! #Flash’.
Co-star Colton Haynes added, ‘#Arrowseason2 has found it’s Flash! Congrats @GrantGust , welcome aboard bud!’