90s TV FLASH returns in new ELSEWORLDS set photos!

John Wesley Shipp - DCTV

John Wesley Shipp has played an important role in the DCTV universe dating back to season 1 of The Flash. During one of Barry’s trips through the speed force we saw a brief clip of Shipp’s 90s TV Flash as an easter egg.

Now Shipp is returning to the role in the new Elseworlds crossover. Overnight Stephen Amell shared a new photo from the set showing Shipp back in his classic costume alongside Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin.

It’s not yet known how the classic TV Flash becomes involved in the story. Given the sheer number of versions of Flash we’ve seen in set photos perhaps the speed force is involved somehow!

Following Amell’s reveal executive producer Marc Guggenheim also shared an official image of Shipp in costume. The classic 1990’s The Flash series ran for one season in 1990/91. Though it didn’t survive for a second season it remains a cult classic amongst DC Comics fans.

Elseworlds will air for three nights and will begin with The Flash on Sunday, December 9 at 8/7c, continue with Arrow on Monday, December 10 at 8/7c and end with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11 at 8/7c.


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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG