May 19, 2015
Gallery Magazine Scans Photoshoots The Flash Comments Off on Power Producer: Greg Berlanti Powers Up With ‘Supergirl,’ ‘The Flash’

Producer Greg Berlanti, Grant Gustin, and Melissa Benoist are featured in the latest issue of Variety Magazine.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Make sure you read the full interview over at Variety.

With a total of six shows now in production — the Debra Messing vehicle “Mysteries of Laura” on NBC, along with the CW’s hits “Arrow” (starring Stephen Amell) and “The Flash” (headlined by Grant Gustin), not to mention his upcoming feature “Pan” (due in October) — he’ll need superpowers of his own to manage his staggering workload.

But nervous network execs needn’t worry. The 42-year-old wunderkind says he discovered long ago — going back to his days on the WB’s “Dawson’s Creek,” where he had a meteoric rise to showrunner — what it takes to succeed in the role.

“I learned that I really rely on other writers — that I can break stories quickly, but I can’t write quickly,” he says. “I learned that it’s OK that I’m not great at everything, that there are a lot of things that I may never be as good at as some of the other people I hired. Don’t be threatened by that. Co-opt that. Be good at the stuff you’re good at, but also know what you’re not as strong at.”

So he focuses his time and energy on where he can make the most impact: developing stories, editing, casting. You’ll rarely find him on set.

“I don’t have to be on every phone call for everything that gets approved, but I need everybody to know — whether it’s a junior executive at a network, an actor, a production person or a department head on one of the shows — that they can always reach me,” he says.

May 17, 2015
Grant The Flash Comments Off on Grant Gustin Thanks ‘The Flash’ Fans, Cast & Crew

Via his official Facebook page, Grant has written a thank you letter to the fans and the cast & crew of The Flash.

It’s happening, guys. The finale is finally here. THIS TUESDAY. It was a long, emotional season and it’s all about to come to an end. Well, there will be some closure at least. It is the season finale of The Flash after all.. it can’t be ALL sunshine and smiles. You’ll just have to come back for season 2.

Check out the trailer if you please. I do suppose it could be considered SOMEWHAT spoilery. As usual though, it does not reallyyyyyy give away any of the big reveals..

AGAIN, I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for tuning in to our show all season and making it the hit that it has become. Every time I stop and think about the fact that I get to play The Flash and Barry Allen and there are people out there that love our show… I can’t even fully explain it to be honest. It almost feels like I’m watching it happen to someone else at times. I will always feel grateful for getting to do what I love to do and now I have all of you to thank for helping me get to do that, AND on what I think is a ground breaking show led by geniuses Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns. I really believe they are the perfect people to be bringing this iconic character to life. They love this character & they’re incredibly passionate about getting him right. They’re also pretty okay guys and I love working with them. I feel incredibly lucky.
I also feel very lucky to get to work with the cast & crew every single day on this show. We have spent some lonnnggggg days & nights together and we all know how challenging it was to make every single one of the 23 episodes we made this season. I have so much respect for every person I got to work with on this first season. It was no joke.

I especially love our cast. Jesse, Tom, Candice, Danielle, Los & Pretty Ricky. The “we moved to Canada to make this tv show” group. I love you all. You inspire me every day and getting to work with you is a dream. Our show doesn’t accidentally rock. It’s because you all bust your butts because you want to and it’s fun. I can’t wait to start season 2 with you.

I can’t not mention awesome cast members John Wesley Shipp, Patrick Sabongui, Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Brandon Routh, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Wentworth Miller, Dom Purcell, Victor Garber, Liam McIntyre, Malese Jow, Clancy Brown, Michelle Harrison, Logan Williams, Greg Finley, Chad Rook, Nicholas Gonzalez, Andy Mientus, Emily Kinney, Paul Anthony, Anthony Carrigan, Dani Nicolet, Britne Oldford, Micah Parker, Devon Graye, Chase Masterson, Doug Jones, Peyton List, Kelly Frye, Roger Howarth, Michael Smith, Matt Letscher, Michael Reventar, Amanda Pays, Isabella Hofmann, Jeremy Schuetze, Robert Knepper, Vito D’Ambrosio, Al Sapienza, David Ramsey, William Sadler & Mark Hamill. I realize that’s a long list of people, but for me being relatively “new” to the business and having never been a regular a show before, getting to work with all of those actors and watching them help bring our show to life always made it feel like that much more of an authentic world to me. Those are some heavy hitters and bad ass actors on that list. SO i guesses I should also thank David Rapaport for bringing all of them to us and for jump starting this opportunity for me as well.

OKAY.
I apologize for the ramble.

Thank you for putting up with it if you made it through all of my poor grammar and absurd train of thought.

May 15, 2015
The Flash Comments Off on ‘The Flash’ Season 1 Sizzle Reel

Check out the sizzle reel for the first season of The Flash!

And also watch the sizzle reel featuring all of the 2015-2016 CW shows.

May 15, 2015
Legends of Tomorrow Comments Off on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ First Look

Check out the first trailer for the Arrow & The Flash spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow. It looks amazing, doesn’t it?

May 14, 2015
Arrow Gallery Screencaps Comments Off on ‘Arrow’ 3.23 ‘My Name Is Oliver Queen’ Screencaps

I have just updated the gallery with 41 high-resolution screencaps of Grant’s short appearance in the season finale of Arrow.

May 14, 2015
News The Flash Comments Off on CW 2015-2016 Fall Schedule

The CW has announced their 2015-2016 fall schedule, and The Flash is staying on Tuesdays! Here are a few excerpts from the press release.

NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 — Wrapping up its most watched season in seven years, The CW Network presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City. The indie-pop band Of Monsters and Men kicked off the presentation with a live performance of their latest single “Crystals,” and their international hit song “Little Talks.”

“This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience,” said Pedowitz. “We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW’s most watched series ever with THE FLASH, and with THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, we received more critical acclaim than ever before.

“The CW is heading into next season with incredible stability and strength, and continuing its strategy of adding more original programming all year long. Our new fall series CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is original and hilarious, and will work as a perfect companion for JANE on Monday nights, while at midseason we have the much-anticipated DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and the tense action of CONTAINMENT. These three new series are a terrific complement to our already strong schedule, and allow us to keep building on our momentum in 2015-16.”

The CW will launch its 2015-16 broadcast season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later.

THE CW’s 2015-2016 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Series)

9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH

9:00-10:00 PM IZOMBIE

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM ARROW

9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

9:00-10:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (New Night)

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM REIGN (New Night)

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “THE FLASH”

Until recently, 25-year-old Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police department. Barry is secretly in love with his best friend, Iris West (Candice Patton), daughter of Barry’s surrogate father, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). Joe adopted Barry fourteen years ago after Barry’s mother was murdered and Barry’s father, Henry Allen, received a life sentence for the crime – though Barry maintains that a mysterious “Man in Yellow” was responsible. Nine months ago, the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark matter lightning storm that struck Barry – bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive. But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night. The dark matter also created meta-humans, many of whom have wreaked havoc on the city. With the help of his new scientist friends at S.T.A.R Labs, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), and Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh), Barry begins a journey as The Flash to protect the people of Central City from these powerful new threats. However, Barry’s mission gets sidetracked when he comes face to face with the Man in Yellow. Barry isn’t fast enough to catch him but in a shocking revelation the team figures out their beloved mentor, Harrison Wells, is in fact the Man in Yellow and the man responsible for killing Barry’s mother. Harrison Wells reveals his true identity as Eobard Thawne, a man from the future who traveled back in time to kill Barry. When Barry is finally forced to confront Wells, will he be fast enough to catch him? Or will Wells be successful in killing Barry and returning home to the future? Based on the characters from DC Comics, THE FLASH is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” upcoming “Pan”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone”), David Nutter (“Arrow,” “Game of Thrones”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” upcoming “Pan”).

May 14, 2015
Gallery Stills The Flash Comments Off on ‘The Flash’ 1.23 ‘Fast Enough’ Stills

Check out 12 HQ stills from the upcoming season finale of The Flash!