Smith is tied to the Flash series now, having directed three episodes: ‘Runaway Dinosaur’ from season 2, ‘Killer Frost’ from season 3, and ‘Null and Annoyed’ from the recently completed season 4. He also appeared in the last one as a security guard with Jason Mewes. As part of his introduction to the panel, Smith said it looks like he will be back to direct and episode in season 5 as well. Pretty impressive for a guy who had never seen an episode until season 2, episode 15 and was asked to do it because he was a fan of the series.
Smith tells how this happened and how it’s because of Mewes. According to the director, his friend is a huge fan of The CW and called him up one night out of the blue — something Mewes doesn’t do, preferring to just show up at Smith’s house. Worried that something was wrong, Smith answered the phone to find his excited friend telling him about the appearance of King Shark on the currently airing episode of The Flash. Smith tuned in and found the episode to have the feel and heart of the Flash comics he read as a kid and went back to the first season and watched from the beginning. At Mewes’s urging, Smith recorded himself watching the heart-wrenching season 1 finale, which he cried at, and then posted it online, which led to his being asked to direct.
His work on The Flash has also led to him directing three episodes of Supergirl. There has been talk of him working on Arrow, a character that Smith has written in comics, but it hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps he will get the opportunity this year and bring in the Green Arrow villain he created and fans have been calling for: Onomatopoeia.
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