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note clockwise : Barry Allen, Iris West-Allen, Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow, and Joe West.
“ I ’ ve spend my hale life searching for the impossible, never imagining that I would become the impossible. ”Barry Allen
, Season One , Season One Opening Narration “ My diagnose is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man active. When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My beget went to prison for her mangle. then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside worldly concern, I ‘m an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly I use my travel rapidly to fight crime and find others like me. And one day, I ‘ll find who killed my beget and get justice for my father. I am The brassy ! ” ad : The Flash is a television series based on the DC Comics superhero The Flash and a Spin-Off of Arrow, and the second express in the “ Arrowverse “. It stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash with DC ‘s Geoff Johns as administrator producer. The series premiered on The CW October 7, 2014. Barry Allen, a young forensic detective in Central City, is struck by lightning in a ramp moments after the new S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator explodes and releases nameless energies into the area. Waking up from a coma nine months late, Barry discovers he now has the ability to move at superhuman speeds. Aided by the remaining S.T.A.R. Labs crew, Barry dons a costume and uses his might for dependable, but the Particle Accelerator accident has created other “ metahumans ” who may not parcel his morals. As the Flash, Barry is monitored by Dr. Harrison Wells ( Tom Cavanagh ) and his team, consisting of Cisco Ramon ( Carlos Valdes ) and Caitlin Snow ( Danielle Panabaker ). Barry balances his clandestine life with his day occupation for the patrol, where his foster father Joe West ( Jesse L. Martin ) is a detective. He besides contends with his sexual love for Joe ‘s daughter, his childhood supporter Iris ( Candice Patton ), who is dating Joe ‘s collaborator Eddie Thawne ( Rick Cosnett ). Above all, Barry seeks to solve the mystery of his beget ‘s death when he was a child, for which his father ( John Wesley Shipp ) was unjustly jailed, as he witnessed a scandalmongering blur of a man do the act – a man who might have the like world power as him. ad : early chief characters include Cecile Horton ( Danielle Nicolet ), a zone lawyer and telepath who dates Joe ; Wally West ( Keiynan Lonsdale ), Iris ‘ younger buddy who develops the lapp speedster powers as Barry ; Ralph Dibny ( Hartley Sawyer ), a shapeshifting metahuman and a member of Team Flash since the fourth season ; Clifford DeVoe ( Neil Sandilands ), an anti-technology metahuman with Super Intelligence ; Nora West-Allen ( Jessica Parker Kennedy ), Barry and Iris ‘ daughter from the future ; Orlin Dwyer ( Chris Klein ), a vigilante who wants to eliminate all metahumans ; Chester P. Runk ( Brandon McKnight ), an on-line streamer and metahuman who becomes a technical school technical for Team Flash in the sixth season ; Allegra Garcia ( Kayla Compton ), a criminal-turned-ally to Team Flash who can control electromagnetic department of energy ; and Eva McCulloch ( Efrat Dor ), CEO of McCulloch Technologies and a metahuman with might over mirrors. besides noteworthy is the unique project of Tom Cavanagh, who portrays a different embodiment of Wells every temper. ad :
Before the serial began, Barry debuted in two episodes of Arrow season 2 ( “ The Scientist “ and “ Three Ghosts “ ) as a visiting CSI technical school, showing the event that gave him his powers following his return to Central City. Being well received, The Flash was given the enterprise as a series. Barry ‘s other S.T.A.R. Labs teammates Dr. Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon were introduced in a belated season two episode, “ The Man Under The Hood “, as a lead-in for the navigate episode. The Flash formally launched the Arrowverse. The prove linked Supergirl, then an unrelated DC display airing on baby network CBS into the franchise when Barry appeared in an episode of temper 1 ; the show later Channel Hopped to the CW for its second season, after CBS decided not to renew the series. additionally, the series was a mistreat pit for another by-product, Legends of Tomorrow ; the Legends ‘ original batting order included five characters debuting in this series : Mick Rory ( Dominic Purcell ), Leonard Snart ( Wentworth Miller ), Martin Stein ( Victor Garber ), Kendra Saunders ( Ciara Renée ), and Jefferson Jackson ( Franz Drameh ). The Flash has participated in all of the franchise ‘s crisis Crossovers : Flash vs. Arrow, Heroes Join Forces, Invasion !, Crisis on Earth-X, Elseworlds, and Crisis on Infinite Earths, in addition to a five-part 2021 crossing over event, Armageddon, which entirely The Flash aired but features characters from Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman .note Armageddon is not a crisis crossover because early shows are not involved. It was likely conceived to replace the planned 2020-21 seasonal worker crisis crossover voter, which was canceled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is one of three live-action DC Comics shows to premiere in 2014, along with Fox ‘s Gotham and NBC ‘s Constantine ; being on unlike networks, they are all autonomous of each other ( though Constantine was absorbed into the Arrowverse, played by the same actor, after his prove was n’t renewed ). It is besides the second live-action prove based on the Flash, after a 1990 series – and the previous actor to play Barry, John Wesley Shipp, plays Barry ‘s forefather a well as a different adaptation of the Flash ( Jay Garrick ) in an alternate population in this one. After four years, Shipp got to play as Barry Allen again when the 1990 Flash appeared in the Elseworlds crossing. The show has aired eight seasons, and has been renewed for a one-ninth, making it not entirely the longest-running Arrowverse series, but besides the longest display on The CW not inherited from early networks. On August 1, 2022, it was confirmed that the one-ninth season will be the series ‘ last. See here for a recapitulation page. Beware all Spoilers for Seasons 1-5 are unmarked .
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