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While Arrow and Gotham showcase the grittier side of the DC Universe, The Flash does away with antiheroes and is just plan super.

After a freak accident, forensic scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) discovers he has the ability to move at superhuman speed. With the help of his new gift and a few trusted friends, Barry makes it his mission protect Central City from other metahumans.

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The Flash premieres Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW.

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