With The Flash getting a pilot order, and the majority of the principle cast filled, speculation can begin on what will happen with the show. Numerous things have been said about where they might take Barry Allen, who was first featured in Arrow, but as of right now it’s all just been rumors.
Executive Producer Greg Berlanti talked to Digital Spy a little bit about the show, where he said expect a different show from Arrow. “Barry is different from Oliver,” he said. “He’s a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent.” He went on to say talk about the differences in the characters by saying, “We often talk about how Oliver comes off like a pessimist, but deep down he’s an optimist and has hope. Barry lost his mother at a very young age, his father was sent to prison for murdering his mom, he went through a lot of stuff – on the surface he’s bubbly and upbeat and seems like an optimist, but deep down maybe there’s no hope left.” He also said that in the pilot for The Flash, Barry has effervescence and a lightness that is hiding a more dark side beneath it.