The character is set to first appear this autumn and again in 2014. ”If you don’t feel the chemistry, it doesn’t happen,” Pedowitz said, referring to the possibility of a spin-off.
The CW seems keen on using episodes of existing shows as backdoor pilots; it has already used this technique with The Vampires Diaries / The Originals and is attempting something similar with Supernatural and its spin-off next year.
Quite where this leaves Arrow’s “no superpowers” policy is anybody’s guess. It’s difficult to imagine The Flash as just some bloke who can run a bit fast. Will we be seeing Arrow ’s first true superhero?