Based on the DC comic book hero The Flash created by Gardner Fox and designed by Harry Lampert, the CW television series The Flash follows the fast-paced life a Barry Allen. Barry is struck by lightning in a freak accident, caused by an experimental particle accelerator. After a nine-month coma, he awakens to discover he has super speed powers. Really fast super duper speeds! He soon assumes his secret identity as The Flash to protect Central City from villains that have gained different powers from the same freak explosion. Starring Grant Gustin as Barry/The Flash, the show has been airing since 2014.