About the Show

THE FLASH

Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 pm ET) on The CW

 

 Until recently, 25 year-old Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police department.  He was secretly in love with his best friend, Iris West (Candice Patton), daughter of Barry’s surrogate father, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin).  Joe adopted Barry fourteen years ago after Barry’s mother was murdered and Barry’s father, Henry Allen, received a life sentence for the crime – though Barry always maintained that a mysterious “Man in Yellow” was responsible.  Then the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive.  But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night.  The dark matter also created meta-humans, many of whom have wreaked havoc with their powers on the city.  With the help of his new scientist friends at S.T.A.R Labs, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), and Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh), Barry began a journey as The Flash to protect the people of Central City from these powerful new threats.  But Barry’s journey was a lonely one; in order to keep Iris safe, he concealed his abilities from her, and could only watch from the sidelines as she built a romantic relationship with Joe’s partner, Eddie Thawne.

Barry’s mission as The Flash was sidetracked when he came face to face with the Man in Yellow.  Barry wasn’t fast enough to catch him, but in a shocking revelation the team figured out their beloved mentor, Harrison Wells, was actually the Man in Yellow, and the man responsible for killing Barry’s mother.  Wells revealed his true identity as Eobard Thawne, a man from the future, coincidentally descended from Eddie Thawne, who traveled back in time to kill Barry.  As The Flash appeared about to lose this final battle with his nemesis, and with the struggle between the two opening a rip in space and time, a Singularity, that threatened to destroy them all, Eddie Thawne sacrificed his own life in order to save Central City and to change the course of history.

Now, in Season Two, thanks to Eddie Thawne’s sacrifice, Eodard Thawne has been defeated.  But Barry was unable to prove that Thawne killed his mother, so his father remains in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.   And a new ally, Jay Garrick, will arrive with news that the Singularity opened portals to an alternate Earth, with a terrifying new enemy named Zoom now on the horizon.  

CREDITS FOR “THE FLASH” ON THE CW

 

Day and time:                                       Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

 

Network debut:                                    October 7, 2014

 

Format:                                                After being struck by lightning, CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a nine-month coma to discover he has been granted the gift of super speed.  Teaming up with S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry takes on the persona of The Flash, the Fastest Man Alive, to protect his city.

 

Cast:                                                    Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash

                                                            Candice Patton as Iris West

                                                            Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow

                                                            Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon

                                                            with Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells

                                                            and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West

 

 

Executive Producers:                            Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Gabrielle Stanton, and Sarah Schechter

 

Origination:                                           Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Produced by:                                        Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television

 

Media contact:                                      Suzanne Gomez (818) 977-4115

                                                            Suzanne.Gomez@cwtv.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2015

 

 

Press Contact:

Suzanne Gomez
818-977-4115
Suzanne.Gomez@cwtv.com