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Arrow EP Dishes on The Flash, Casting Grant Gustin and More

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While fans cannot wait for the return of Arrow next week, Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg was focused on a different superhero yesterday during our visit to this show's set in Vancouver:

The Flash.

Last month, the series cast Grant Gustin in the key role of Barry Allen, a recurring character who will appear in Starling City later this season and who may then receive his own spinoff.

Why did Kreisberg and company go with Gustin? How was the casting process similar to that of selecting Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen?

Watch the following on-set interview now and then return throughout this week for plenty more Arrow Season 2 scoop:

Jim Halterman is the West Coast Editor of TV Fanatic and the owner of JimHalterman.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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Arrow Quotes

Laurel: Helena, you don't have to do this.
Helena: Yes, I do. Because once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out.

Oliver: I just need your A game right now Felicity.
Felicity: I don't have it! My friend, our friend, was shot with arrows and fell off of a rooftop. Her body is upstairs right above us in a freezer because we don't know what to do with it, with her, so I am so sorry, Oliver, if I have feelings, but maybe if you did, too... I'm sorry. That was mean. But this is Sara we're talking about. Your Sara. How can you stand there being so cold and rational?
Oliver: Because I don't have the luxury of falling to pieces. Everyone is looking to me to handle things, to make the right decisions. Everyone is looking to me to lead. If I grieve, nobody else gets to.

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