The CW’s new Flash series premieres in one week, and the network has dropped the first clip showing how Barry Allen gets his superpowers.
Yes, we already saw a variation of that famous lightning strike last season on Arrow, but this new clip from Flash’s pilot shows the full effect — including the big wave of science stuff from the S.T.A.R. Labs meltdown that affects the entire area — plus the potential creation of one of Central City’s first super-powered Big Bads.
The production values are rock solid for a CW series, and it definitely shares the aesthetic (albeit a bit brighter) that Arrow fans have come to expect. The time jump between last season of Arrow when this happened and the modern day — due to that pesky lightning strike coma — is a bit wobbly on the timeline. But we’ve seen the pilot, and they pull it off relatively well.
Check out the clip below and let us know what you think:
The series premiere of The Flash is set to air Oct. 7 on The CW.
(Via The CW)