Greg Berlanti on “The Flash” series
Berlanti will be co-writing the script, an origin story of Flash’s Barry Allen identity, with fellow Arrow co-creator Andrew Kreisberg and DC’s Geoff Johns who also writes for the CW’s hit freshman drama. Berlanti assured that the Flash project has been cleared with DC and is good to go. “Barry Allen’s story always has been a favorite of mine,” Berlanti said, “as well as of Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns.” He confirmed that Barry, who will recur on Arrow next season, will show up around episode 8 or 9 and that casting on the project will begin this week. “We wanted everyone to know about the show as that process commenced,” Berlanti said. Why The Flash? “We think it fits well both in terms of ( Arrow) and (as a stand-alone series).” He added that there’s a wide belief that Flash fits better as a television spinoff than would other characters in the DC Comics universe.