Not only is the CW planning to expand its superhero series by adding The Flash, but they plan on doing it by introducing the character in three episodes of Arrow next season.
At the Television Critics Association presentation, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, Arrow‘s co-creators, and writer Geoff Johns told the audience that they will co-write episodes 8, 9 and 20 which will introduce Barry Allen, who becomes The Flash, before spinning him to his own series. And he won’t have any super powers…yet. “The character will be as grounded and realistic as possible,” according to Kriesberg. “That’s how we’ll get to know him. Then his life will get a bit faster.”
David Nutter, who directed the Arrow pilot, will direct episode 20.