“The Flash” has had nothing but success since branching off from “Arrow” into its own original show last fall. The two shows have pulled in audiences with tons of crossover fun, taking advantage of the fact that both take place in the same universe. Well, The CW has plans to extend that universe even further. The network announced that another spinoff is in the works that will pull characters from both “The Flash” and “Arrow.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new series would be centered around Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) -- a.k.a. the Atom -- from the “Arrow” universe. The show would also include Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) -- a.k.a. the Canary -- from “Arrow,” Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) – a.k.a. Captain Cold – from “The Flash” and Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) – one half of Firestorm – from “The Flash.” “Arrow” creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are heading up the potential series, but at this point, no real plot or storylines have been teased.
Routh and Garber are new faces to the DC television universe. Routh’s Ray Palmer has been a key part of the most recent arc on “Arrow,” and in the last episode made his debut as the Atom. Garber’s Dr. Stein was recently revealed to have unintentionally combined with Ronnie Raymon (Robbie Amell) to form Firestorm on “The Flash.” Miller’s Captain Cold was one of the first villains Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) ever faced on “The Flash” and Lotz’s Canary was a key player in “Arrow” Season 2 before being killed off in the Season 3 premiere. The Canary’s death has driven many of the Season 3 storylines. The new spinoff would seem to mean the character would be back in action -- albeit in a different show.
Fans will possibly see all four characters combine in the new series. How will it all go down? Fans will have to wait awhile to find out since the series is still in development. However, viewers can still catch the characters on their original shows. “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST and “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST, both on The CW.
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