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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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Flash Season Premiere Clip: Barry & Iris Have A Dinner Date

The CW has released a preview clip from The Flash season premiere “All’s Wells That Ends Wells.”

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In a preview clip for tonight’s Flash season premiere, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) have a dinner date! But wait — wasn’t Iris still in the mirror world? It’s been so long since the last episode, you’re forgiven if you don’t remember.

“All’s Wells That Ends Wells” airs tonight (March 2) on The CW after a long wait, but hey… we now have this preview clip, and official photo stills and a description with spoilers for the season premiere can also be found below. Don’t forget that after The Flash we get a new episode of new Tuesday night companion series Superman & Lois!

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The Flash -- "All's Wells That Ends Wells" -- Image Number: FLA701a_0052r.jpg -- Pictured: Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

SEASON PREMIERE – When an experiment to save Barry’s (Grant Gustin) speed backfires, Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) searches for a way to save The Flash and comes up with a dangerous plan. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) makes a startling realization inside the Mirrorverse and Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) faces off with Rosa Dillon (guest star Ashley Rickards). Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Lauren Certo (#701). Original airdate 3/2/2021.

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Flash #7.3 Spoilers: Sue Dearbon Returns In “Mother”

Official CW description with spoilers for the Flash Season 7 episode “Mother” featuring the return of Sue Dearbon

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The CW has released an official description for the third episode of The Flash Season 7 which features the return of Natalie Dreyfuss as Sue Dearbon! It’ll be interesting to see how they do this without Hartley Sawyer’s Ralph character. In any event, the episode is called “Mother” and it airs March 16 on The CW. Here’s the description; hopefully we will have some photos soon.

SUE DEARBON RETURNS – As Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) becomes more powerful, Barry (Grant Gustin) and team must find a way to stop her. They are shocked when an old friend – Sue Dearbon (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) risks her life to help. David McWhirter directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Kristen Kim (#703). Original airdate 3/16/2021.

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Flash #7.2 Spoilers: “The Speed of Thought” Description

Official description with spoilers for The Flash Season 7 episode “The Speed of Thought”

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The CW has released an official description for the second episode of The Flash Season 7 which is called “The Speed of Thought.” The episode airs on March 9 and hopefully we will have some promotional photos soon.

Here’s how The CW describes it:

BARRY GAINS A NEW SKILL – When Barry (Grant Gustin) suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to save Iris (Candice Patton). While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) must face a shattering truth. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#702). Original airdate 3/9/2021.

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