"Honestly, it really wasn't that difficult," Goyer explained, "I think that the character was flawed in its conception, and obviously we're to blame for that. She was the only major character in the pilot that wasn't from the comic books, and sometimes you make these concessions when you're trying to get a show off and running. And one of the benefits of doing a pilot is you've got this initial downtime after the pilot before you're filming again in which you can think about retooling some aspects. And once we saw the character in action and we started breaking Episodes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, we felt like we were just running into a lot of dead ends. And that's when we decided to go back to the source material and talking about the character of Zed, and I will say I feel like that the vast majority of the audience seems to have felt that the Zed character was a better match for John and seems to have supported our decision."
Cerone added, "As we dig deeper into the season, as we start talking about possible arc for next season, I would say there's an opening there. Whether it's an opening we'll step through or not, it would have to be organic, it would have to feel right and not feel like a device. But if there's an organic reason to bring her back into the story, we'd love to."
The CW have confirmed that Reverse-Flash will appear on episode nine of The Flash, "The Man in the Yellow Suit," airing on December 9th. This is the episode that also beings back original CBS 90's The Flash star Amanda Pays.
BARRY COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT/AMANDA PAYS RETURNS TO THE FLASH — Barry (Grant Gustin) finds himself face-to-face with his nemesis, the man in the yellow suit, a.k.a. Reverse Flash, who killed his mother. Barry is frustrated when the Reverse Flash escapes, but Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) come up with a plan to trap him. All they need is bait, so they turn to Dr. Tina McGee (guest star Amanda Pays) from Mercury Labs to help. Meanwhile, it’s Christmas at The West household and Iris (Candice Patton) is in full holiday cheer. Eddie (Rick Cosnett) gives her a surprising gift but also leaves her with a question that could change her life. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) joins the search for the man in yellow and ends up in the crossfire. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) finds Ronnie (Robbie Amell). Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing.
The next night, on December 10th, Ra's al Ghul will make trouble in Starling City as he issues an ultimatum to Oliver Queen on episode nine of Arrow, "The Climb."
RA’S AL GHUL GIVES OLIVER AN ULTIMATUM; DINAH LANCE PAYS LAUREL A VISIT — Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) returns to Starling City and tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) that her father, Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) has given Oliver 48 hours to find Sara’s killer or the League of Assassins will start killing the citizens of Starling City. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is stunned when her father (Paul Blackthorne) delivers a very special Christmas gift – her mother, Dinah (guest star Alex Kingston). Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) tries to make amends with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Oliver sets a meeting with Ra’s al Ghul. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu.
PART TWO OF THE ARROW AND FLASH CROSSOVER EVENT — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) track down the location of a boomerang-wielding killer named Digger Harkness (guest star) but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla (guest star) why A.R.G.U.S. is involved but she defers until Harkness attacks the building, killing several agents and targeting Lyla. The Arrow joins the fight and gets help from an old friend – The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin). Harkness manages to get away and Oliver teams up with Barry again to find him before he can get to Lyla. When Harkness plants five bombs in the city that are timed to explode at the same time, both teams must come together to save the city. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg, and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Grainne Godfree Schwartz.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Warren Ellis and Rockne S. O’Bannon will executive produce and KristieAnne Reed will co-executive produce for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV. O'Bannon, who worked on Farscape and Defiance, will write the script for the pilot.
Global Frequency follows a privately funded crime-fighting operation that uses worldwide crowd-sourcing to solve crimes the police cannot.
This isn't the first attempt to bring Global Frequency to television. A script was developed for The CW in 2009 which didn't go to pilot. Before that a pilot was developed in 2005, produced by Mark Burnett and starring Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins, which didn't get picked up.