Specifically, DC will introduce Glee star Grant Gustin as police forensic investigator Barry Allen, who transforms into the fast-running superhero known as The Flash over three episodes. Warner's press materials describe the character as a comic-book fanboy who becomes fascinated with by Stephen Amell's vigilante and is ultimately drawn into his world.
If all goes well and audiences take to Gustin's portrayal, DC should greenlight a spinoff for 2014 or later. A film is also being considered. Either way, Arrow is becoming the sort of catalyst for Time Warner stock that Walt Disney (DIS 0.20%) hopes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be when the show makes its debut next week on ABC, Tim says. Click now to watch the video and get the rest of his take.