‘The Flash’ DC Comics TV show sneak peek – watch clip

Comic-Con latest on comic book spin-off

DC Comics hero The Flash is set to get his own TV show with a pilot in the can ahead of a full series set to premiere on American TV network CW this autumn.

In this clip, first shown at San Diego’s Comic-Con, The Flash (played by newcomer Grant Custin) shatters the sound barrier.

Here’s the background on how young Barry Allen becomes The Flash:

“After witnessing his mother’s murder, and his father wrongly accused, Barry Allen is taken in by Detective West and his family. As Allen enters adulthood, he becomes a brilliant, yet socially awkward, forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department, whose obsession with his tragic past causes him to become an outcast among his peers.

Allen tries to uncover the truth about his mother’s murder, which leads him to Harrison Wells’ particle accelerator. When the accelerator causes an explosion, Allen is struck by lightning, and enters a coma for nine months.

When he wakes up, he learns he has the ability to move at superhuman speeds, though he is not the only metahuman created in the wake of the explosion. As the violence related to metahuman criminals escalates, Allen vows using his gift of speed to protect Central City with the help from a few close friends and associates who share his secrets.”

The Flash will premiere on American TV in October but no UK air date has yet been confirmed.