After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he’s been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City. | Barry Allen, a forensic scientist with the Central City police force, is struck by lightning in a freak accident. When he wakes up after nine months, he discovers that he can achieve great speeds.
The Flash is an American action television series developed by Greg Berlanti,Andrew Kreisberg,and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed crimefighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe. The series follows Barry Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains superhuman speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
As of May 22, 2018, 92 episodes of The Flash have aired, concluding the fourth season. On April 2, 2018, the series was renewed for a fifth season by the CW, which is set to premiere on October 9, 2018