TV News: Former Flash Joins The CW's THE FLASH

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 13 February 2014

TV News

With Fox’s GOTHAM now moving forward, The CW’s THE FLASH is also shaping up rather nicely. With casting announcements having become a regular thing over the last few weeks, the show has now added John Wesley Shipp to its ranks. For those unaware, Shipp played Flash back in the live-action 1990s show (above). At present his role is unknown, although logical speculation is suggesting that he will be Barry Allen’s father and the more outlandish rumours go as far as claiming he’ll be playing the original Flash, Jay Garrick.

Shipp joins 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, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Candice Patton as Iris West and Jesse L. Martin as Detective West.

THE FLASH is currently being developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, with the pilot expected to hit towards the middle of the year.

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0 #4 Dwankie Dave 2014-02-14 12:27
Well, if ol' Flash Allen ends up breaking the Holy Smoak's heart, I'll be fixing his legs so that he won't get to work out on the Cosmic Treadmill for some time.
0 #3 Andrew Pollard 2014-02-14 11:04
There's no solid word on Felicity Smoak appearing in The Flash, but I'd expect her to make a few fleeting appearances at least. It's interesting that Barry's 'one true,' Iris West, is described as simply his best friend for the show rather than a love-interest. Of course, that can easily change.
0 #2 Dwankie Dave 2014-02-14 07:35
Any rumours of Felicity Smoak making a move to Central City. I don't want her to leave Ollie and Dig entirely, but would be happy to see her on both shows. :-D
+1 #1 Stuart Mulrain 2014-02-13 22:18
This show just got very exciting. I loved the 90's Flash series!

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