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Published On: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014

‘Vampire Diaries’ Rick Cosnett joins ‘The Flash’ as Reverse Flash, Danielle Panabaker is ‘Killer Frost’

The CW continue to move ahead with casting for the Arrow spin-off The Flash. Grant Gustin will play Barry Allen, the titular character on the show with Jesse L. Martin as his surrogate dad Det. West.

Grant Gustin will be facing a pair of villains on the new CW show 'The Flash'

Grant Gustin will be facing a pair of villains on the new CW show ‘The Flash’

According to DeadlineRick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries) and Danielle Panabaker (Shark) have joined the pilot’s cast. Cosnett will play Detective Eddie Thawne, described as “a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret.”

Panabaker’s character is Caitlin Snow, “a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs.”

Eddie Thawne is almost certainly a variation on Eobard Thawne, who in the comics goes by the codenames Professor Zoom and Reverse-Flash.

The Reverse-Flash is arguably’ The Flash’s greatest enemy, a man from the future with all the powers of The Flash and similar fashion sense who is determined to ruin Barry Allen’s life. He’s also responsible for murdering Allen’s mother via time travel, which will likely be a large part of the plot of the new series.

Caitlin Snow was a scientist whose body was accidentally fused with ice, which transformed her into Killer Frost. She’s basically a “heat vampire” who can, for some reason, turn heat into cold. Her entire body is covered in ice and she can also create deadly ice projectiles and instantly freeze anyone she comes into contact with.

The Flash will premiere on The CW, most likely Fall 2014.

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