Grant Gustin Talks Barry Allen ‘Arrow’ Debut

December 3rd, 2013 11:17am | Tags: ,


Criminals of Starling City better be on the look out! Barry Allen is coming to ‘Arrow‘ and the Hollywood Reporter’s got the first word talking to actor Gary Gustin along with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg about what’s to come for Oliver and crew.


Arrow is getting a jolt of Flash.


Glee alum Grant Gustin will enter the fold for a two-episode run on The CW comic-book drama beginning Dec. 4 as Barry Allen, the genius scientist who eventually turns into the speedy superhero simply known as Flash. In his first episode, “The Scientist,” Barry makes his way to Starling City after an “unexplained robbery” hits Oliver Queen’s family company, Queen Consolidated.


“Barry is very interested in the unexplained for reasons we will find out over the course of these two episodes,” Arrowexecutive producer Andrew Kreisberg told reporters Monday afternoon in previewing the anticipated hour.

To say Barry is on the other side of the spectrum from Oliver is an understatement. For the producers, there were rich stories and character dynamics to mine because of the characters’ obvious differences in personality and physicality.


“He’s the opposite of Oliver in a lot of ways,” Kreisberg said. “Barry’s outgoing and funny, a little bit unsure of himself and smart and sort of a squeaky wheel. The contrast between Stephen [Amell] and Grant is both comical and fun and has been really great to watch.”


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Source: The Hollywood Reporter