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.
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.