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Original Flash TV Series Co-Creator Paul DeMeo Has Passed Away

Flash TV producer Paul DeMeo has died.

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The modern Flash TV series is a marvel, but a lot of elements from the show come from the original Flash TV series which aired in 1990.

The show starred John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen/The Flash, and of course, he has had a presence on the new series as Henry Allen and Jay Garrick. Other veterans from that series who have shown up on the new show have been Mark Hamill (whose Trickster pre-dated his Joker by several years), Amanda Pays (Dr. Tina McGee), Alex Desert (Julio Mendez), Corinne Bohrer (Prank), and Vito D’Ambrosio (Anthony Bellows, the former Mayor on the new show who was a cop on the original).

The original Flash series was developed by writer-producers Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, who originally had the Flash as part of a larger DC series called “Unlimited Powers” that they were directing. At the time, it was one of the most expensive series CBS had ever had. The team of Bilson & DeMeo also had their hands on a few other comic book properties over the years, including The Rocketeer movie and the first Human Target TV series. There was talk at one point about getting the pair to write for the new show at some point but it never transpired; they did, however, return to The Flash with a brief comic book run after the Infinite Crisis event for DC Comics.

Sadly, Bilson has Tweeted this morning that his “brother, friend, and creative partner in all things” has passed away. No details about DeMeo’s passing have been revealed as of yet.

Current Flash writer Sterling Gates — who was a co-writer on the Flash episode “The Elongated Knight Rises” which had many callbacks to the original show — posted his own tribute on Twitter this morning.

“I had the honor of meeting Paul DeMeo twice: once when he was writing Flash: The Fastest Man Alive and once at the ’90s Flash Anniversary event at Cinefamily. His contributions to all things Flash are immeasurable (not to mention The Rocketeer!). Rest in peace, Paul,” Gates said.

John Wesley Shipp himself has also posted a tribute.

“I’m shocked and terribly sad to learn of Paul’s passing,” the actor posted on Twitter. “@DannyBilson and Paul DeMeo changed the course of my life 28 years ago by trusting me with their Barry Allen, and I am forever grateful. My heart goes out to family and friends.”

We will share more information when and if it becomes available. In the meantime: Thank you, Mr. DeMeo, for some really fun adventure.

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The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” Airs Tonight – See A Trailer & Clip

Preview trailer and clip promoting the November 30 episode of The Flash, “Armageddon Part 3”

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The third part of The Flash: Armageddon airs tonight (November 30) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW — and we’ve got a preview trailer and a clip to go with the previously-released images and description. You can see the trailer below, and underneath that is the clip, which shows Iris and Allegra investigating Joe’s death.

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The Flash -- "Armageddon, Part 3" -- Image Number: FLA803a_0014r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lighting -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

BLACK LIGHTNING, RYAN WILDER, ALEX DANVERS AND RYAN CHOI APPEAR — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero (guest star Tony Curran). Iris (Candice Patton) suspects something is off with Despero’s vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally. Javicia Leslie, Chyler Leigh and Osric Chau guest star. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen (#803). Original airdate 11/30/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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Flash “Armageddon, Part 5” Description: Mia Queen Returns!

Official description with spoilers for The Flash “Armageddon Part 5” featuring the return of Kat McNamara as Mia Queen!

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Mia Queen (Kat McNamara) of Green Arrow and the Canaries fame shows up in the concluding chapter of The Flash “Armageddon!” Here’s a description for Part 5 which airs December 14 on The CW:

THE EXCITING CONCLUSION TO THE FIVE PART ARMAGEDDON EVENT BRINGS THE RETURN OF MIA QUEEN – The conclusion to Armageddon presents an opportunity for The Flash (Grant Gustin) to end his lifelong battle with Reverse Flash (guest star Tom Cavanagh) for good, but the payoff could be too much for Barry and team to handle. Meanwhile, Mia Queen (guest star Katherine McNamara) drops in from the future looking to save a lost loved one, and she won’t let anything stand in her way. Menhaj Huda directed the episode written by Kristen Kim (#805). Original airdate 12/14/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. 

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Flash “Armageddon Part 3” Photos Released

Preview images for The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” airing November 30 on The CW

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The CW has begun releasing photos from The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” which features an all-star cast, even though for right now Cress Williams’ Black Lightning is the only one to show up in the released photos. (Fortunately, of course, Jefferson Pierce is awesome.) The gallery of photos can be found below; a description from the episode can be found underneath. Look for Part 3 to air on November 30.

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The Flash -- "Armageddon, Part 3" -- Image Number: FLA803a_0014r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lighting -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

BLACK LIGHTNING, RYAN WILDER, ALEX DANVERS AND RYAN CHOI APPEAR — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero (guest star Tony Curran). Iris (Candice Patton) suspects something is off with Despero’s vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally. Javicia Leslie, Chyler Leigh and Osric Chau guest star. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen (#803). Original airdate 11/30/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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