The CW To Introduce ‘The Flash’ On ‘Arrow’ Season 2

"The Flash" 1990 Series (credit: Warner Bros. Television)

“The Flash” 1990 Series (credit: Warner Bros. Television)

(CBS SF/AP) – The upcoming season of The CW’s “Arrow” is getting some flash, as in the popular DC comic book character, the network announced at Tuesday’s annual Television Critics Association press tour.

“We plan to introduce a recurring character and the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as The Flash,” said network President Mark Pedowitz. “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.”

If all goes as planned, there could be a spinoff.

In 1990, Warner Bros. Television debuted “The Flash” series on CBS starring John Wesley Shipp (pictured at top) as the speedy superhero. The show lasted one season. “Arrow” debuted in the 2012-2013 season and was The CW’s most popular new show.

It stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (pictured below), who is based on the DC Comics character The Green Arrow. A spoiled billionaire who was stranded on an island for five years, Queen returns home as a secret hooded crime fighter out to rid his city from corruption using his new-found talent with a bow and arrow.

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (credit: Jack Rowand/The CW)

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (credit: Jack Rowand/The CW)

Arrow” returns for its second season on KBCW 44 Cable 12 in October.

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