The Flash is a spinoff from CW's Arrow, a series whose ratings are questionable lately. The two series will run in conjunction and will most likely help support one another. The plan seems to be to build a "Marvel"-like universe, but there is serious doubt that the magic can be duplicated. Here is the official series announcement:
Based upon characters published by DC Comics. Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super speed, which transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.
The DC's speedy superhero series stars Grant Gustin (Glee), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Danielle Panabaker (Shark), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Patton (The Game), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash from the '90s), Carlos Valdes, guest star Patrick Sabongui, and recurring star Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD).
I don't know a whole lot about iZombie, having never read the book, but the series was a popular one. In a decade where zombies rule in all mediums, is CW is hoping to duplicate the success of The Walking Dead? This series poster is sure to draw some attention. The lead character, Gwen, is seen eating what can only be inferred as a chopstick load of human brain. Though just discreet enough to pass as noodles or something, I don't know if the eating of human remains is in the advertising "good books." In any case, here are the official details on the show:
A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.It's nice to have some comic book properties on tv for our regular fix, will you be checking these shows out weekly or wait until they hit Netflix to binge watch in the future?
DC's Vertigo comic adaptation executive produced by Rob Thomas stars David Anders (Once Upon a Time), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing), Nora Dunn (Entourage), and Rahul Kohli.