Central City has it all. There’s the cozy coffee shop, a grand police department, the shining S.T.A.R. Labs, and oh yeah, The Flash. I joined a group of journalists recently on a whirlwind Warner Bros. tour, and we spent some time touring the sets of The Flash. Production designer Tyler Bishop Harron has done beautiful work with the city that is basically a metahuman hub. He’s created a place where inviting sets like CC Jitters stand alongside more stark environments such as the breach room in S.T.A.R. Labs. Having contrasting locations suits the story while tying it together. Team Flash still continues their conversations about super scientific things in hushed tones while at CC Jitters, but the casual environment makes it more relaxed than if it were happening at the lab.
As with many sets I saw during a week of visiting shows in Vancouver, I was impressed by the scale. There aren’t really any shortcuts to make the sets appear larger than they are—the locations are just that big. The Central City Police Department especially struck me. It was elegant even though it wasn’t fully dressed in order to make room for folding tables for interviews. In this set and all the others, no detail is left untouched. Everything is painted, labeled, and arranged just so. See for yourself:
Watching Jesse L. Martin and Teddy Sears react to noticing for the first time how much Mercury looks like Jay Garrick’s Flash in this decor was hilarious.
A nice little easter egg in Barry’s lab.
No baristas in sight, sadly.
Where all sorts of important decisions are made.
See many more shots of the Central City Police Department, CC Jitters, Central City Picture News, and Barry’s lab in the gallery below.
Which set on The Flash is your favorite? Tell me in the comments.
Images: Amy Ratcliffe