The CW has confirmed today that they've picked up the "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash" and the Vertigo comic-based "iZombie" to series, with both set to air this fall. Check back next week for their scheduling as the network will be presenting their upfronts on Thursday, May 15.
"The Flash" arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, wrote the pilot episode which was helmed by "Arrow" pilot director David Nutter. Grant Gustin will star as the titular hero along with Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris's father, Detective West, Michelle Harrison as Barry's mother Nora Allen and many others, including John Wesley Shipp, from the original "The Flash" TV series, in an unspecified role.
Based on the series created by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred, "iZombie" will be executive produced by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero and sees "Once Upon a Time" star Rose McIver in the lead role of Liv. In the series, Liv works in a coroner's office, and in order to maintain her humanity she'll be forced to dine on the brains of the deceased, but in doing so she will absorb their memories and use it to solve their murders, among other crimes.