‘The Flash’ Behind the Scenes Featurette: Something for Everyone

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Marketing for The CW’s upcoming Arrow spinoff, The Flash, hasn’t been shy in releasing footage from the upcoming series. After a short promo debuted along with Arrow’s second season finale, a 5-minute trailer for The Flash was released online. Since then, multiple featurettes have been uploaded to YouTube focusing on S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) relationship troubles, and Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett).

However, for fans wanting to learn more about what goes on behind the camera before The Flash premieres this fall on The CW – or debuts at San Diego Comic-Con – the show has released a behind the scenes featurette that delves deeper into the production of the series.

The newest featurette (above) for Flash focuses what goes on behind the scenes of the show’s pilot episode. The video features interviews with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti (writers and executive producers of The Flash), Geoff Johns (a writer and the Chief Creative Officer at DC Entertainment), Colleen Atwood (the costume designer), and the show’s star, Gustin.

The important takeaway from this featurette is the time and care the series’ creators have put into the most important aspects of a television show based on the Flash: the costume and the effects that display his powers.

Flash Behind the Scenes Featurette The Flash Behind the Scenes Featurette: Something for Everyone

Though fans were not initially impressed by the costume in photos taken on the set of The Flash, once the official costume was revealed, many were won over. Similarly, videos taken of Gustin performing stunts that would be incorporated into his super speed were slammed, but the finished product in the trailers looks much better.

The Flash will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the WB’s Smallville as well as the original 1990s Flash TV show, whether those will or won’t be in favor of the new CW series. However, this behind the scenes featurette points out that the costume has been updated for the modern era of superheroes and the visual effects will rival not only Arrow, but the comic book movies in theaters as well.

With a lighter twist on Arrow’s established universe, the creators of The Flash are working very hard – both in front of and behind the camera – to create something different and interesting with the beloved character of Barry Allen.

The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 @8PM on The CW.

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  1. First

    • Wow! Congratulations!!! I wish I could be like you!!! My wildest dream is to be the first to comment somewhere!! You’re my idol!!

    • Lol jax doesnt get it. He just doesnt. I guess he is just… slow.

  2. Awesome I really like the finished product and his team( Snow and Vibe) that’s gonna be awesome she’s hot and the Hispanic dude is probally the comic relief

  3. Costume needs to be brighter like the promo images.

  4. You guys know that the pilot leaked a couple of weeks ago.. It was pretty good, light comic vibe.. One of those situations where even though the hero gas a mask he’s always taking it off.. And pretty much every main character knows it’s Barry by the end of the pilot..

  5. I’ve already seen the pilot as it leaked online and was uploaded to pirate bay. I thought it was fantastic.

    • Trippy plot twist at the end.

      • ********************spoiler************

        did you see the smaller article at the bottom? that one thing makes me think they can merge this with the films down the road.

  6. Lol @Jax I don’t know of that’s sarcasm but thanks that’s actually a first for me hahah I feel like a celebrity!!! I want a contract deal! Bow to me!

    PS- how good was The Flash pilot? That one light skinned girl is smokin hot alot of interracial drama soon to follow am I right?

  7. Too bad , TV version of Flash won’t be included on the DCCU movie version.
    Still looks great though.

  8. It’d be awesome if his mask had white eyes.

  9. dont forget about the FriendZone :) stupid

  10. This shows going to be awesome! I’m so appreciative that Agents of Shield was moved an hour after Flash, that means two great comic shows in one night then the next night Arrow. This is a great time where shows like this can thrive and all the fans get to eat it all up.

  11. Saw the pilot. And thou it has a lot of rough edges… It looks awesome.

  12. Fluff … piece.

    That is all.

  13. I liked the pilot and all, but I really disliked how quickly he acclimated to his new powers. It didn’t feel like a struggle at all, nothing more than a small hiccup.

    I guess they had to give the pilot comic book style progression, like Cyborg adjusting to his powers basically right away in New 52 Justice League. I wish there was a slower approach to it going through the actual initial struggle.

  14. hey screenrant i just saw the flash pilot and let me tell you first the preview is basically the entire pilot summarization. if you dont believe me here are the 2 mentionable things you should look out for at comic con 1. the wheelchair guy (sorry forgot name) can walk and after barry saves a bycicle guy from dying after a cab hits him, open a door, gets up and reads a newpaper headline rom april 17 2024 that flash is missing and the city is in chaos. 2. the villian for the pilot is another who was in an airplane that got affecte by a particle accelerator sorry cant tell linksite but i have seen it and it is exactly 46:37 long.

  15. I felt the writers put so much stuff in the pilot that everything felt so rushed.
    I just hope they can improve on these things in the later episodes.Otherwise it was a good pilot and I can’t wait to see the remaining episodes in October

  16. they need to change that Flash logo. Red to white please.

  17. Pilot was really good I thought. looks like it has a ton of potential. I am not a comic expert by any means so I had to look up what the heck GROOD meant in that empty cage scene…….I really hope they try to pull off that villain because that could be a ton of fun to watch if done properly!!

    looking forward to this one for sure

  18. Geoof Johns?? The guy who said this is the Green Lantern film we’ve all been waiting for… No thanks. That guy is a sell out.

  19. Goldilocks will be pleased. Brandon Routh has just been added to the Arrow cast as Ray Palmer/The Atom.

  20. Boooooring. Who cares about DC comics anyway.

    • Lots of people.

      It’s better than Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD. Then again, contracting the Ebola virus is more fun than watchign Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD.

  21. I really don’t wanna wait until October, where can I watch the pilot?

    • Kat.ph