Superhero Series The Flash To Feature Not One But Two Gay Characters

Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen (aka The Flash.)

Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen (aka The Flash.)

American Horror Story: Freak Show aside, there’s a whole other reason to get excited about TV this fall. The Huffington Post reports that CW Arrow spin-off series The Flash will feature two gay characters. More from out writer/producer (and current boyfriend of soccer star Robbie Rogers) Grant Berlanti:

Berlanti noted that David Singh, a gay DC Comics character, will be part of the Flash TV universe: He will recur on the show and will be played by Patrick Sabongui. The producers said that in the episodes sketched out so far, “we haven’t dealt with that” aspect of the character, who, in the Arrow comics, is Barry Allen’s supervisor in the Central City crime lab.

But Berlanti and [Executive Producer Andrew] Kreisberg added that, in addition to Singh, another gay character will be introduced in the first half of Season 1 of The Flash—a man who already exists in the DC universe.

Out actor Wentworth Miller is also taking part in the series, playing bad guy Captain Cold. Excited yet? Hold on to your horses, Batman, the show doesn’t kickoff till October 7th. Trailer below. (Skip to about 2:14. You’re welcome.)