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Two-Hour Crossover Confirmed Between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’

Fans of the CW’s Arrow are excitedly awaiting the start of the spin-off show The Flash, and will be happy to hear some good news about what next season has in store. Andrew Kresiberg recently confirmed that some of our favorite characters from Arrow will be appearing on The Flash and vice versa.

While we don’t know any details about what will happen during this first major crossover, we do know that it will take place during the first half Arrow’s season three and The Flash’s season one. The seasons will be showing alongside each other, and episodes 8 of both shows will be a two-hour crossover event that tells one big story. This first team-up between Green Arrow and The Flash will be the official crossover that all of us have been hoping for, and fans can get excited to see the two heroes work together.

The Shows Will Have Frequent Interaction

The two-hour crossover may be the event of the season, but we can also expect to see characters crossing over between the two shows on a smaller scale. Those who watched the first episode of The Flash which was leaked online last month have already seen Oliver Queen making a brief appearance in Central City to help out budding hero Barry Allen. It seems safe to assume, therefore, that the already-established friendship between the two protagonists will lead to some guest appearances on both shows.

Similarly, a possibility for romance between Barry and Felicity was set up in the last season of Arrow, and no doubt this mutual attraction will be developed further in subsequent seasons. We already have confirmation that Felicity will appear in episode 4 of The Flash, so clearly these two are not out of each other’s lives forever.

Will ‘The Flash’ Be Able to Stand Alone?

Barry Allen was introduced to Arrow fans over the course of several episodes of the show’s last season, allowing the CW to tease its new spin-off show in an extensive first look. We can therefore count on the initial viewers of The Flash’s first season to be made up almost exclusively of Arrow fans, and the continuous promise of crossovers serves as a further incentive for fans to be drawn over across shows. With The Flash relying heavily on Arrow’s popularity as its opening strategy, we can only hope that it will be equally able to stand alone as its own show with its own particular audience.

Chances are high, as we already have such promising news as Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller being cast as supervillain Captain Cold. We can also look forward to the appearance of Firestorm, who will be played by Robbie Amell of The Tomorrow People as one half,with Martin Stein as the other half who will be later introduced. At the rate things are going, we will no doubt see some other familiar faces from the DC Comics universe as well.

The Flash will premiere Tuesday, October 7 on the CW.