First Episode of Arrow Featuring The Flash Will Begin Filming on Sept. 30

As it was revealed back at San Diego Comic-Con, Barry Allen aka The Flash will be making an appearance in three episodes of the upcoming season of The CW’s Arrow. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the episode that introduces the character, the eighth in the new season, will begin filming on September 30th , and that casting is entering its final stages.

“We’ll have to have somebody by Sept. 30, which is when we start shooting [his first] episode. So there is that timeline,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “But it’s been a really exciting process just getting to meet so many fantastic actors and seeing the enthusiasm that so many people around town have for the character. It’s just amazing — I have pictures of myself at age 4 holding a Flash and a Superman doll. That I’m sitting here writing the Flash and Green Arrow now, it’s more than my little nerd heart can bear sometimes.”

The character is expected to appear in the eighth, ninth, and twentieth episodes, with the latter serving as a back door pilot for his own spin-off series. Kreisberg will co-write all of “The Flash” episodes with his Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti, and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Who do you want to see in the role of Barry Allen?

Arrow Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.