Grant Gustin has been cast as The CW’s The Flash, according to Deadline.
The Justice League member will make his first appearance on the network’s superhero series “Arrow”, before hopping off that and into his own spin-off.
Barry Allen (Gustin) will appear in episodes 8, 9 and 20 of Arrow’s second season.
“X-Files” alum David Nutter, who also helmed the “Arrow” pilot, is attached to direct the spin-off opener.
Barry Allen (Gustin) is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante. Kreisberg said last month that the actor who portrays Barry Allen will play him as “an ordinary man” when viewers meet him. “The character will be as grounded and realistic as possible,” he said. “That’s how we’ll get to know him. Then his life will get a bit faster.”
Gustin has appeared in such series as “90210” and “Glee”.