IGN - by Roth Cornet
Earlier today, The CW revealed plans to create a spinoff series for The Flash after unveiling the character on Arrow this coming season. “We'll introduce a recurring character [on Arrow] and an origin story for Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as The Flash." said CW president Mark Pedowitz in his initial address during the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour.
Arrow co-creators/executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg will work with DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns to bring the Scarlet Speedster to life, with the trio set to co-write each of the scripts that the character will appear in this season. Allen will be a presence in the 8th, 9th and 20th episodes of Arrow, with the 20th acting as a backdoor pilot. The pilot will be directed by Game of Thrones Red Wedding/"The Rains of Castamere" helmer, and vetran TV director, David Nutter - whose many pilots include Smallville and Arrow. Casting is now underway. In fact, the announcement was made in part to allow The CW to widen the net to a far larger range of potential Barry Allens.