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The Flash 

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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the next Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 26 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Nicolet ...  Cecile Horton 56 episodes, 2015-2020

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Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The fastest man alive. See more »


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Trivia

Grant Gustin reveal that he likes Superman more than the character he plays, stating "I grew up a big Superman fan," Gustin told Rosenbaum. I didn't really read comics growing up. It was before digital obviously when I was still a kid. I didn't know where to get comics. My parents didn't know where to get me comics but I was a big fan of Christopher Reeve in that whole franchise." When he joind the DC family, Gustin brushed up. "When I was cast as Flash, the research I initially dove into was reading comics because I hadn't done that," Gustin said. "I got Comixology, the app. New 52 was brand new at the time. I was reading all those. I still revisit the comics sometimes now but our show is kind of its own thing. CW is very much its own thing too. It's just its own tone and version of the character." See more »

Goofs

During S6, when Iris gets pulled into the mirror universe, everyone still looks and acts like they are in the real world, i.e. writing with regular dominant hand, parting hair same side, etc. If they were truly in a mirror universe, they would have everything backwards. See more »

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[Season 2 opening]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends in S.T.A.R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash.
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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo (2014-2015) features a comic-book image of the Flash. See more »

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Referenced in Live from Canada, It's Ed the Sock: Episode #1.1 (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Season 5 is WORST season
13 April 2019 | by trebleclef77See all my reviews

Get rid of Nora & this ridiculous Cicada/Grace character. They have done nothing for this show but drag it down. Such shallow characters! No substance. I don't want to stop watching but this is not making me excited about next season at ALL.


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Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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