Although CW's The Flash doesn't return to television screens until October, production has already begun on the show's upcoming fourth season. And now, a popular DC Comics writer is joining the show's ranks.
Sterling Gates recently revealed, via his Twitter account, that he will be joining The Flash's writing staff. In the tweet, which you can see below, he also shares a photo of the door to the office that he shares with fellow Flash writer Thomas Pound.
Gates is a longtime friend of DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and is best known for his contributions to title such as Supergirl, The Adventures of Supergirl, and Justice League of America's Vibe. The latter of the three has been cited as an influence in The Flash's onscreen portrayal of Cisco Ramon, who fully adopted the Vibe alter ego this past season.
This isn't the first time that Gates has helped bring a comic book character to the small screen, as he was on the writing staff for 2006's Blade: the Series, and also penned the episode 'Mr. and Mrs. Mxyptylk' on The Flash's sister show Supergirl. With all of that in mind, The Flash fans are sure to be excited about what Gates brings to the show's writing staff.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from 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 Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).
The Flash will return to TV on October 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.