In a freak accident, police crime scene investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals. Barry discovers that this accident had given him powers, able to move at nearly the speed of sound. With the help of STAR Labs scientist Tina McGee, he learns to control his powers...but when his older brother Jay (a motorcycle cop) is killed in the line of duty, Barry asks Tina to make him a special costume that can withstand the rigors of hyperspeed travel. He sets forth to clean up the streets of Central City as The Flash.
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Did You Know?
The role of Barry Allen was originally offered to Jack Coleman, who turned it down because he didn't want to wear tights or be involved in a superhero show. Coleman would later go on to play the role of Noah Bennett in Heroes. See more