The Flash Speeds to The WB

The Flash, an ordinary man with superhuman speed, is headed for The WB’s Fall 2004 schedule, as the network has committed to a pilot based on the DC Comics superhero. Writer/producer Todd Komarnicki is writing the pilot and will executive produce.

Just like The WB’s Smallville, the new take will have a “no tights, no flights” philosophy, which means the character won’t be clad in the classic red suit. He’ll also have a cool 21st-century mantra that will guide his life.

“Once our hero gets his calling, he’s given the advice, ‘Live fast so others don’t die young,’ ” Komarnicki tells Variety.

The new version will also add another element – time travel. The hero will be a fresh-out-of-college Gothamite who discovers he has the ability to move very fast – so fast, in fact, that he can travel backward or forward in time. He’ll use that skill to right wrongs, save lives and kick ass.

Each week will have self-contained storylines, or missions, in addition to ongoing plot points. A mentor will train him and there’s a legacy of Flashes before him.

Source: Variety, Andy