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Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014

‘Law & Order’ star Jesse L Martin joins The CW show ‘The Flash’ as Detective West

The spin-off from the hit show Arrow continues to move forward as The CW announced the casting of Jesse L Martin for The Flash.

Jesse L Martin Law & Order photoTHR reports that the network cast the Law & Order alum to play Barry Allen’s surrogate father figure, Detective West alongside Grant Gustin who plays Barry.

Martin played Det. Ed Green for nearly 200 episodes on the Dick Wolf procedural drama.

Det. West is described as an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry. A soulful, funny and caring father to Iris — Barry’s potential love interest — West came up through the foster care system and took Barry in after his mother’s slaying and father’s imprisonment. He believes in Barry and supports his efforts to prove his father’s innocence.

The Flash project, from Warner Bros. Television, started as a backdoor pilot, with the third episode slated to air in the back half of Arrow’s second season. 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.

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Martin — who played Det. Ed Green for nearly 200 episodes on the Dick Wolf procedural — will portray Det. West, an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry. A soulful, funny and caring father to Iris — Barry’s potential love interest — West came up through the foster care system and took Barry in after his mother’s slaying and father’s imprisonment. He believes in Barry and supports his efforts to prove his father’s innocence.

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