For those of you who loved “Ed,” the latest casting news that we have may be straight up your alley. Tom Cavanagh has just booked his next big TV role, and it is for a show that already has both buzz and plenty of potential: “The Flash.” This pilot is getting set to film, and could air on The CW as early as the fall depending on what the network thinks about it.
As for who Cavanagh will play, think along the likes of Harrison Wells. He is the physicist behind the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, which is the very device that has led to the creation of Barry Allen’s new identity in the first place. Following the disaster over the accelerator, Wells becomes almost immediately one of the most hated faces in Central City; however, he discovers somewhat of a new purpose after realizing that he has helped to create someone with such extraordinary gifts.
The Barry Allen character first surfaced a little earlier this year, as we met him in conjunction with a two-episode arc on “Arrow,” where he came to Starling City in an attempt to find out more about a case … and see the “vigilante” with his own eyes. He remains one of the few good guys who knows now about Oliver Queen’s alter ego who is not actually working with him. The last we heard, he was in a coma; but, Felicity Smoak has not seen him for a while thanks to her other responsibilities.
While it’s almost impossible to call any pilot a slam dunk to be on the air, we feel good about the prospects for “The Flash.” This is a show that The CW has already hyped up, and it would be embarrassing if it does not get to the air after all the hype.
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