Before The CW committed in such a big way to the DC Comics universe, the network started with Smallville followed by Arrow. Midway through the show’s second season, Arrow aired a couple of episodes featuring a character well known to DC fans: Barry Allen. Those episodes were particularly well received by fans, so The CW decided to greenlight The Flash, which premiered the following year. When Grant Gustin was chosen for the guest-starring role on “Arrow,” did he ever think he’d be starring in his own successful show? He spoke about what he thought about it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Grant Gustin)
Season 5 of The Flash will premiere October 9 on The CW.