'The Flash' Teaser Trailer: Faster Than A Flying Arrow [Updated]

You'll see more of Oliver Queen than you will of The Flash in this first teaser trailer for the hero's spin-off show. But what we do see of the scarlet speedster will give you the basics: his costume, the way he moves, and a flash of personality. While we may still see a separate version of the character on the big screen as part of the Justice League plan WB is building, for now this will be the only one we've got. Check out The Flash teaser trailer below, along with a long synopsis that details the particulars of the origin for this version of the character.

Update: An extended cut of the trailer has been released — a very extended cut. We've got that below, too.

Here's the first short teaser.

Here's the five-minute extended version.

The Flash races onto The CW this fall. Trailer via CW.

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash.