Movie News: The CW's THE FLASH Adds Tom Cavanagh

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 11 February 2014

TV News

The Hollywood Reporter has word that The CW’s ARROW spin-off, THE FLASH, has added Tom Cavanagh to its ranks. Cavanagh will play S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells, who was referenced in ARROW’s mid-season finale. The character is a creation for TV, with him having no ties to the DC comic book world. Heading up S.T.A.R. Labs, Cavanagh’s Wells is said to be the mind and money behind the particle accelerator that turns Barry Allen into the Flash. Despite initially being lynched by Central City for the explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs, Wells will seek redemption in assisting the Scarlet Speedster. As for Cavanagh, he is best known for his roles in ED and the recent YOGI BEAR movie.

With Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, THE FLASH has also recently cast Rick Gosnett as Eddie Thawne/Professor Zoom, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Candice Patton as Iris West and Jesse L. Martin as Detective West.

Berlanti is developing the show with another ARROW alumni, Andrew Kreisberg, and the pair will work with DC’s Geoff Johns, who has written the pilot episode. David Nutter, who also helmed the ARROW pilot, is directing.

THE FLASH pilot is expected to drop towards the middle of the year.

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