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'The Flash': EP on Barry's separate fathers, Oliver and Barry and more

Are you ready for "The Flash" this fall? Here's another question. Are you ready for the "Arrow" crossover? On Tuesday, Aug. 12, we uploaded our video interview with executive producer Greg Berlanti from the press room for the new CW series at San Diego Comic-Con, and he teases what to expect.

Greg Berlanti in the press room for 'The Flash' at SDCC 2014
Meredith Jacobs

Check out the video interview above or here. Plus, keep reading for the highlights from Berlanti from the roundtable with reporters about Barry, Caitlin, Oliver and more.

"I think we always try to build up toward who the characters are in the books," the EP assured. "How long it takes us to get there and how we get there, we don't always know, but I think we rarely kind of put something in that we didn't try and head somehow in that direction little bit by little bit, but so much is dependent on success and the show working, having the longevity to kind of do some of those things. [Caitlin] wouldn't be full Killer Frost until very far from now."

"An innocent man imprisoned and a big part of the journey of season 1 is Barry's desire to free his dad, especially now that he knows for sure he's innocent and that wasn't just his childhood imagination inventing something. Now he's experiencing himself the same kind of wondrous things that he saw that night," Berlanti said of what we'll see concerning John Wesley Shipp. "So much of the show is Barry's separate fathers. He has Joe West, who raised him because his father. …He has his science dad. …We'll be dealing with all of them."

Last season of "Arrow" offered a tease of Oliver and Barry's relationship, and we'll be seeing more of that this year. "Hopefully as we get into episode 8, which will be the crossover episode and they're really on screen together again, they both have a lot to still learn from each other, and you even saw that last year hopefully in the emergence of Barry as a character when he saved Oliver's life," he shared. "He wasn't just a fanboy. He wanted to learn more about the Arrow, but he was actually a very valuable part of the team, gave him his mask, and so it's interesting what they have to learn from each other, and hopefully we do it in a way that it's surprising."

Check out the video for more from Greg Berlanti. "The Flash" premieres Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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