The CW’s Flash is gearing up to do its own version of the iconic Flashpoint storyline, and boy does it look like a lot of fun.
The network has dropped a new trailer for the season premiere episode, as we see Barry Allen adjusting to the new normal he created by going back in time and saving his mother’s life. In this world, Barry doesn’t know any of his old friends; Cisco is a snotty billionaire; Iris has no idea who he is; and Wally is keeping Central City safe as the Flash (just don’t call him Kid Flash).
But it’s not all fun and games. We get a look at the price Barry will have to pay for this alternate reality: Before long he struggles to maintain his memories from the life he lived in the original timeline, and if he doesn’t do something soon, he won’t remember the man he was before. Even with the heaviness the tone looks pitch-perfect, and as always, the creative team seems to be doing an excellent job of balancing the humor with the stakes.
The Flashpoint event has created an insanely fun world to explore, and we can’t wait to kick the tires.
The Flash returns to The CW on Oct. 4.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: