Flash First Look: John Wesley Shipp Passes the Torch to New Barry Allen

The Flash Spoilers

It’s father-son bonding, Flash style!

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The CW on Friday released new images from the series’ Oct. 7 premiere, which include a tender shot of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) speaking with his incarcerated father, played by John Wesley Shipp, who originally donned the suit on CBS’ short-lived ’90s version of The Flash.

“Given his history with The Flash, [executive producers] Andrew [Kreisberg], Geoff [Johns] and I could only think of one person we wanted to play Barry’s father and that was John Wesley Shipp,” EP Greg Berlanti said of Shipp’s casting back in May. “He gives a fantastic and emotional performance in the pilot and we are looking forward to his presence in many more episodes.”

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Click through our gallery of new images from the pilot below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on The Flash. Will you be tuning in?