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Published On: Tue, Feb 4th, 2014

‘The Flash’ adds ‘The Game’ actress Candice Patton as Iris West

The CW has added another cast member to the Arrow spin-off The Flash. Candice Patton is the latest addition after a pair of new cast members were just added for The CW Pilot.

Deadline reports that Patton has joined the cast of The Flash will play Iris West, Allen’s fast-talking, quick-witted best friend who is also the daughter of Detective West (Jesse L Martin), who serves as a surrogate father to Barry (Grant Gustin.)

Patton is most widely known for her role on The Game, but has a long list of other TV appearances including Heroes, Sorority Forever, Entourage and three daytime soap operas.

Cosnett plays star Detective Eddie Thawne, a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret. Panabaker plays Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs.

Cosnett is recurring heavily on the CW flagship drama Vampire Diaries as Doc and Panabaker has a role on the popular FX series Justified.

Cosnett’s role is certain to be Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash and Panabaker as Killer Frost – more here

The CW now will film Flash as a standalone pilot in a bid to launch “with a bang like we launched Arrow,” CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters last week at the TCA winter press tour.

The Flash Alex Ross DC Comics photo

 

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  1. ‘The Flash’ update: Production begins, Grant Gustin in costume - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Law & Order and Rent star Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, an older mentor and father figure to Barry, as well as father to Iris West, played by Candice Patton. […]

  2. ‘The Flash’ adds ‘The Game’ actress Candice Patton as Iris West 7:16 am Feb 5th | Manu Bennett News says:

    […] ‘The Flash’ adds ‘The Game’ actress Candice Patton as Iris West […]

  3. Candice Patton cast as Iris West in the CW's upcoming "Flash" series - Delirium Comics says:

    […] ‘The Flash’ adds ‘The Game’ actress Candice Patton as Iris West […]

  4. ‘The Flash’ adds ‘The Game’ actress Candice Patton as Iris West 7:11 pm Feb 4th | Manu Bennett News says:

    […] ‘The Flash’ adds ‘The Game’ actress Candice Patton as Iris West […]

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