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February 8, 2014
 

The Flash TV series different to Arrow: “More of a sci-fi bent”

The Flash TV show will be “different” to Arrow, exec producer Greg Berlanti has revealed.

Berlanti exclusively told Digital Spy that the spinoff will have more of a “sci-fi bent” than its parent series.

“Barry (Grant Gustin) is different from Oliver (Stephen Amell),” he said. “He’s a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent.

“We often talk about how Oliver comes off like a pessimist, but deep down he’s an optimist and has hope. Barry lost his mother at a very young age, his father was sent to prison for murdering his mum, he went through a lot of stuff – on the surface he’s bubbly and upbeat and seems like an optimist, but deep down maybe there’s no hope left.

“So they’re a really nice contrast to each other and the show functions in that way, I think. Certainly in the pilot script Barry has an effervescence and a lightness, but there’s still a dark well beneath that.”

Berlanti also confirmed that The Flash will feature more super-powered characters, with the particle collider that gave Barry Allen his super-speed continuing to play into storylines.

“We’ve talked a lot on Arrow about the particle collider and Harrison Wells and S.T.A.R. Labs and so you’ll see S.T.A.R. Labs as an active part of the show,” he revealed.

The Flash is currently at the pilot stage at US network The CW, though Berlanti insisted that Gustin would continue to appear on Arrow if his own show does not go ahead.

“Fingers crossed we don’t screw it up and he gets his own show!” he joked. “If he didn’t, I don’t think we would ever want to let Grant go. He’s too valuable. That would be our hope, I think – no matter what, to keep Barry part of the universe.”

Source: Digital Spy



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