Summer is almost over, and while that can be frustrating, the good news is that the start of the Fall television season is upon us. That means in less than a month some of our favorite DC Comics superheroes will be returning to (or joining) The CW for their season premiers. The show that launched Greg Berlanti’s Arrowverse, Arrow, will be returning for its fifth season, while The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow will be be premiering their third and second seasons, respectively. Of course, Supergirl‘s second season will be airing on The CW after moving from CBS.
With four DC Comics shows all airing on one network, anticipation for the four series’ premiers could not be higher. We already know there will be at least two major crossovers. One will span all four shows, while the other crossover will be a musical uniting The Flash and Supergirl stars Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, both Glee alumni. While Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl are highly anticipated, excitement has to be the highest for The Flash‘s third season, which will address the ramifications of Barry Allen saving his mother at the end of season 2. With at least the first few episodes of season 3 tackling a “Flashpoint” storyline, any information at all regarding the season, and where we will find Barry Allen, is eagerly awaited.
For now, The CW has released a new promo (above) for the upcoming season. While the video offers very little footage that we haven’t seen elsewhere, it is still a fun tease at the struggles Barry Allen will have to deal with after altering the timeline. We already know from the upcoming season’s Comic-Con trailer that Barry’s relationship with many of the main characters will be much different. In the promo, this is reaffirmed, with Iris asking Barry, “We’re something else to each other aren’t we?” indicating their relationship is not nearly as strong as it was.
It is also hinted that, much like the “Flashpoint” comic, Barry Allen will begin to lose his memories from the true timeline. Reverse-Flash, who Barry Allen has caged, quips, “Your original life, your friends, your family, will fade away.” This is intercut with an image of Barry placing his hand to his head, presumably while losing some of his memories. The video also shows us more of super rich Cisco Ramon, and Barry interacting with his father, who is now alive, after being killed by Zoom in season 2.
Season 3 of The Flash looks like it is going to be jam packed with returning characters, new villains, and plenty of obstacles to overcome for Barry Allen. We can’t wait to see what Greg Berlanti and team have in store for us.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.
Source: The CW