Grant Gustin Is ‘The Flash’ In CW’s New ‘Arrow’ Spin-Off

Grant Gustin debuted as The Flash, an Arrow spin-off, on Tuesday night. The much anticipated pilot of this new superhero series kept the audience riveted with action and drama during its first episode and ended the night with an interesting cliffhanger that warrants many questions.

The 24-year-old made an impressive debut in the series pilot episode, playing the fastest man alive with a combination of vulnerability and strength, to make for a pretty believable superhero.

You may recognize Grant Gustin from his time in the musical show Glee, where he played the sassy Sebastian Smythe. Yes, he can also sing. He was the captain of the Dalton Academy Warblers and displayed his amazing vocal range during Season 3 as well as some episodes of Seasons 4 and 5.

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in The Flash (Instagram)

In his Twitter account, he describes himself as follows, “I used to pretend I was Superman and Danny Zuko. I’m pretty much still doing the same thing.” But said he felt completely surprised when he was chosen to star in the The Flash, during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“If it had been a team of people that didn’t know what they were doing, I probably wouldn’t have gotten this role because they would have just cast a blond guy who was buff. They were looking for somebody who encompassed the heart of Barry Allen and at first, I didn’t realize it. Now that I’ve explored the character, the comics, read the scripts and talked to (the producers), I understand why I got this role. It will probably forever be my favorite character that I’ll ever get to play.”

The Flash poster

On Twitter, Grant GustinHe did what he could to promote his show and apologized for not being able to live-tweet The Flash premiere, due to his work obligations.

And he wanted to know what viewers of The Flash thought of this pilot episode.

Arrow star Stephen Amell, whose Season 2 premieres tomorrow and who had a cameo at the end of tonight’s episode, sent Grant Gustin an sweet message on his premiere day. Both are expected to meet again at the end of their respective shows’ season for a The Flash/Arrow crossover.

Happy Premiere Day @grantgust @candicekp @CavanaghTom @dpanabaker @Tha_Los @RickCosnett & The Entire #Flash Crew! So excited!!

— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) October 7, 2014

Arrow and The Flash
Image via Grant Gustin/Instagram

To learn more about Grant Gustin’s impressive filmography, check his IMDB page. Also find him in social media at Instagram where he posts often (you may find some puppy pictures).

[Image via CW]