the-flashBlake Neely has been hired to score the pilot of the upcoming CW drama The Flash. The show is based on the DC Comic and stars Grant Gustin as scientist Barry Allen who is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive, known as The Flash. Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Tom Kavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett and Carlos Valdes are co-starring. Greg Berlanti  is executive producing the Warner Bros. Television production with Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter (The X-FilesSmallville)The Flash character was introduced in the CW’s Arrow, which Neely has been scoring for the past two years. The CW is expected to announce next month whether The Flash will be picked up to series.

Neely is also currently scoring the new ABC hit series Resurrection, as well as the CBS drama The Mentalist. The composer has also scored the documentary The Case Against 6, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released in select theaters on June 6, 2014 before it premieres on June 23 on HBO.

  1. Jacob says:

    Sadly his gig on the Mentalist looks like it’s nearing an end.

    His work on Arrow was surprising, and the little teaser videos that were released for it didn’t do it nearly enough justice (something I told him during a live-streamed interview was that I hoped the show was better than the teaser the CW put out and being ever the humble guy he is, he said he hoped so too) when it came to the finished product. Arrow started out as a rocky show but definitely got better with age and Blake is well suited to it (no pun intended).

    I’m curious as to how he’ll approach the main titles for this new show though. Hopefully it gets the go-ahead to a full series as well. Buzz around it seems to suggest it will but the CW may be overestimating their target audience(s) (as they have often done in the past).