In just a few days, fans will be treated to 'The Once and Future Flash', the first episode of CW's The Flash after a long hiatus.
Centering on Barry (Grant Gustin) traveling to 2024 to find out the identity of Savitar, the episode is expected to take the show into new territory. And according to Gustin, filming the episode brought forth some new challenges.
"It's a lot of scenes with Barry and Barry," Gustin explained to TV Line during a recent set visit. "And they're pretty emotional scenes from both sides. [Future Barry is] about eight years older, which in a way made it more challenging for me, because it wasn't like, 'This is my grizzled, older self. They were some of the more challenging scenes I've done --- if not just this year, in the whole series, because I'm my own scene partner."
This episode is also unique to The Flash's mythos for another reason, as it is directed by one of Gustin's costars, Tom Cavanagh (H.R. Wells). With all these unique elements in mind, fans can expect an episode like no other when 'The Once and Future Flash' premieres on Tuesday.
Barry (Grant Gustin) travels to the future to find out Savitar’s still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris (Candice Patton). Upon his arrival in 2024, Barry encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people, profoundly impacted by their showdown with Savitar. It will be up to Barry to infuse a sense of hope back into the team, as he proves to be hero his future friends have been waiting for. Meanwhile, back in 2017, the hunt for Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) continues.
Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie.
Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Aaron and Todd Helbing.
"The Once and Future Flash" episode will air Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.