WATCH: Grant Gustin Burns Rubber in The Flash 5-Minute Extended Trailer

By Patrick Yacco

Originally published on May 15 2014 1:30 PM ET

The CW has released a new five-minute trailer for the network's upcoming television program The Flash starring Grant Gustin. Gustin portrays Barry Allen, who was struck by lighting and after waking from a coma realizes that he is the fastest man alive.

As LGBT fans may remember, before his role as the Scarlet Speedster, Gustin appeared on Glee as Sebastian Smythe, a gay character who antagonizes the show's power couple, Blaine and Kurt.

The series, based on characters from DC Comics, also stars Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin, Ed’s Tom Cavanagh, and John Wesley Shipp, who also starred as Barry Allen in a version of the show that aired on CBS in the early 1990s.

The Flash is scheduled to air Tuesdays this fall on the CW.

Patrick Yacco