Grant Gustin has been cast in the role of Barry Allen and is slated to appear in episodes 208, 209 and 220 of the second season of The CW’s Arrow, Warner Bros. Television announced Friday evening.
“Barry Allen is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past,” reads the studio’s official description of the character. “A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante. ”
Arrow’s new season debuts Wednesday, October 9th at 8:00 p.m.
Gustin, who had a reoccurring role as a member of the all-male group the Warblers on FOX’s Glee, recently guest-starred during the final season of the CW’s 90210.
“I’m unbelievably excited. I’ve been a lifelong fan of DC Comics, so I can’t be more honored and can’t wait to get started,” Gustin told The Hollywood Reporter.
As revealed in July, the Flash’s appearance on Arrow will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential Flash solo television series.