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Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg Talks About Barry Allen’s Role In Team Arrow

The ScientistWe’re only a few hours away from seeing more of Grant Gustin as Barry Allen on Arrow, and following the final moments of last week’s show, “The Scientist,” we get to see how Barry fits in with the Arrow team. Obviously, Oliver is not going to be too happy that someone new is finding out his secret.

Barry’s role in the dynamic should be quite interesting. Arrow Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg told us at a press Q&A last week that part of the fun of it all is that Barry is the “ultimate fanboy.”

“In a way, Barry is us,” Kreisberg explained. “He represents the audience. Some of the fun of this is, what if you were in the Batcave, and how cool would that be? And part of the episode is Barry getting to revel in that, and part of it is him getting to see, ‘oh, sometimes it’s better meeting your heroes because they’re complicated and cranky and maybe jealous of the way you’re looking at their assistant’.”

“Watching Barry sort of be both a fish out of water in our world but also how quickly he blends into the team and how at the end of the day Oliver just wants the job done and Barry helps get the job done – that’s sort of the saving grace for him,” Kreisberg continued.

Don’t miss the Arrow episode “Three Ghosts” tonight at 8PM on The CW! Here are a whole lot of pictures!

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