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Producers for The CW’s breakout show Arrow have officially cast Glee star Grant Gustin to assume the role of Dr. Barry Allen, also known as the Flash.
With the success of the first season of Arrow, this could mean a potential spinoff for Gustin. He appears in episodes eight, nine and 20 of the show’s second season. Many celebrities have taken to their social media sites to wish Gustin luck, including Colton Haynes of Teen Wolf and Arrow fame on his Twitter. The show’s star Stephen Amell even came out to support Grant in his new role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gustin’s role as the Flash will be first introduced as just a regular guy working as a forensic scientist.
THR also notes that while the series does not traditionally focus on people with superpowers, this will be considered an exception. This prompts the question that E! Online is asking – will there be a potential spinoff in store for Gustin?
There’s good news for fans of the comic book as well. There are rumors that DC Comics's Geoff Johns is set to co-write the episodes of Arrowthat Dr. Barry Allen will appear in.