TV News: THE FLASH Casts Iris West & Cisco Ramon

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 05 February 2014

TV News

With The CW currently developing the ARROW spin-off show, THE FLASH, we’re now getting word on two new additions to the Scarlet Speedster-centric story.

First up, Deadline is reporting that THE GAME’s Candice Patton has landed the role Barry Allen’s long-time ‘one true,’ Iris West. In a slight change from the comic book Iris, though, this adaptation will apparently be Barry’s best friend rather than a love interest. Of course, that could easily change as the show progresses.

The next piece of casting news, courtesy of Variety, sees Carlos Valdes confirmed to play Cisco Ramon. Dubbed a mechanical engineering genius, Ramon goes on to become the superhero Vibe. Whether this happens in THE FLASH, we’ll have to wait and see. Valdes is best known for his work on Broadway.

The duo join a cast that already includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/Flash, Rick Gosnett as Eddie Thawne/Professor Zoom, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost and Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, the father of Iris.

THE FLASH is currently being worked on by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and DC’s Geoff Johns, with the pilot set to be directed by David Nutter, who also happened to direct the pilot for ARROW.

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