TV News: Flash, Parks, Gotham, Arrow

The Flash
The CW has released five new photos from “The Flash,” the upcoming TV series based on the DC Comics hero which is scheduled to premiere on the network on October 7th. The shots also include a first look at John Wesley Shipp in the show, Shipp was the original ‘The Flash’ from the early 1990s TV series version. [Source: Comic Book]

Parks and Recreation
Acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog will make a cameo in the seventh and final season of NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation”. Appearing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday evening, he tells Flavorwire:

“Just ten days ago I acted in a tiny cameo part in a TV show called, uh, ‘Parks and Recreation?’. [I play] an elderly guy who sells his decrepit house to the young couple who are the leading characters in this, and directly to the camera, I address the audience and I say, ‘You know, I lived in this home for 47 years. And I decided to move out now and sell this because I’m moving to Orlando, Florida, to be close to Disney World.’ I’ve never seen the show, but I hope they kept some of it.”

Former “The Carrie Diaries” star Austin Robert Butler has signed on to play the recurring character of Chase in the third season of The CW’s “Arrow”. The character is described as a charismatic DJ who catches the attention of Thea. Their professional relationship blossoms into romance, and character is slated to make his debut in Episode 7. [Source: Variety]

Some very pretty banner art is out for FOX’s Batman prequel series “Gotham”. The new show is slated to kick off on September 22nd.