Arrow's about to get company: The CW now wants a Flash TV series

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Jul 30, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

Looks like the CW superhero landscape is about to get even more crowded.

Deadline reports that the CW is now eyeing—make that fast-tracking—a Flash TV series, adding yet another DC male superhero to the roster, while we’re still waiting for Wonder Woman to make that long-overdue appearance. (The CW had been developing an origins project, which sadly didn't go to pilot.)

Oh well. Back to the flashy business at hand.

Apparently The CW is getting ready to discuss the new project at today’s TCA presentation. The idea would be to introduce the Flash on Arrow next season before sending him off into his very own series. Much as The CW did/is doing with The Vampire Diaries (The Originals) and Supernatural spinoffs.

Flash would be written by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. Director David Nutter, who has helmed the Arrow pilot, is also set to direct the potential Flash TV pilot as well—with Berlanti and Kreisberg set to be the showrunners.

We like the idea of The CW expanding its DC universe—as has always been the network’s goal ever since the end of Smallville. Arrow’s a great show, and we’re expecting Berlanti and Kreisberg’s magic touch to spark Flash into life.

It will not be the first time the speedy superhero in red tights has been brought to TV. As some of you may recall, there was a short-lived TV series back in 1990 that lasted for only a single season. It starred John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen/The Flash and had the distinction of guest-starring Star Wars' very own Mark Hamill (in really ugly tights, mask and wig) as a big bad villain named the Trickster in two memorable episodes.

So, are you thrilled by the idea that Arrow will also spin off into Flash?

(via Deadline)