It may have taken a while, but fans should be excited to learn that the first season of The Flash is heading to Netflix this month. According to Den of Geek, Netflix will be streaming the season on October 6, which just so happens to be the same date that Season 2 is set to premiere.
As fans may know, The Flash centers on the story of Barry Allen, whose life was drastically altered by a horrible family tragedy when he was just a boy. With his mother's unexpected and mysterious death followed by his father's arrest for murder, Barry was brought in and raised by Detective Joe West.
Through the years, Barry became a smart and capable CSI investigator with a penchant for looking into strange and unexplainable cases. As the series begins, Barry is obsessed by Harrison Wells, a physicist who, along with his S.T.A.R. Labs team, has invented a new particle accelerator.
Barry's interest in the new technology comes at a price after he is struck by lightning during a storm caused by the accelerator during the public release of the invention. When Barry finally wakes up after being in a coma for nine months, he discovers he has the ability of super speed.
With a newfound purpose, Barry seeks to tackle these issues and protects the city from multiple threats with his super speedster abilities. While only his closest friends know his true talents, the first season develops as the world discovers it has a new superhero in The Flash.
Although The Flash is being released on the heels of the new season premiering, it doesn't really give fans enough time to catch up before the upcoming season airs. That being said, it is typical of Netflix to air a show just prior to the new season, as there is usually a time gap between the release of the last season on DVD and when it is available to stream on Netflix.
Even still, it is a good sign that Netflix is acquiring new shows on The CW network, and also means that more are likely on the way. Even if fans have a hard time catching up with The Flash, at least the episodes are finally up.
The Flash stars Glee's Grant Gustin (Barry Allen), The Game's Candice Patton (Iris West), Justified's Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), The Vampire Diaries' Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Eli Stone's Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells), and Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin (Detective West).
The show is produced through Bonanza Productions Inc., along with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Televisions. Greg Berlanti (The Tomorrow People, Arrow, Green Lantern), David Nutter (Arrow, Game of Thrones), Andrew Kreisberg (Eli Stone, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter are producers of the show, which is an adaptation of the characters originally created by DC Entertainment.
In addition to The Flash, Netflix is also streaming Seasons 1 and 2 of Arrow. At the same time, Season 4 of Arrow is set to premiere on October 7, which gives fans some time to catch up, though it would admittedly be a lot of binge watching.
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