Sky has bought the UK rights to The Flash.
The Arrow spin-off, which stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, will air on Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD soon after the US transmission.
Central City Police scientist Barry Allen has been standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered and his father unjustly jailed for the crime.
But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds.
Barry sets out to use his newfound superhero powers to stop crime. Working alongside his adopted father Detective West (Jesse L. Martin), Barry uses his superhuman abilities to help the people of Central City and stop the rogues’ gallery of villains, many of whom have also been altered by the particle accelerator explosion.
The channel has also picked up Forever which stars Ioan Gruffudd as Dr Henry Morgan, a star New York City medical examiner who is immortal and hasn’t aged in 200 years.
Henry’s affliction becomes increasingly difficult to hide when he meets recently widowed NYPD detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza, Law & Order) who is fascinated by Henry after learning he was the sole survivor of a horrific train crash – and his knowledge proves extremely helpful to her in solving crimes.
Living through two centuries lends an expert eye to Henry’s professional work, but it also leads to many personal questions; will he ever discover why he can’t die and will Jo figure out who Henry really is?
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 HD commented: “I am delighted to announce that The Flash and Forever are coming to Sky 1, adding to our portfolio of energetic US dramas.
“The Flash is a natural partner to Arrow and is sure to be popular with families who are fans of the comic book format and the mesmerising otherworldly drama, Forever, completes a double of quality series that I’m proud to be airing on the channel.”