The CW’s Barry Allen has found himself a future wife (maybe). Deadline reports actress Candice Patton has been cast as Iris West on the comic adaptation pilot The Flash, joining Grant Gustin as the DC super speedster.
Naturally, this incarnation of Iris differs from her comic book roots. Here, she’s a grad student, and is Barry’s “quick-witted, fast-talking” best friend. Not only that, she is the daughter of Detective West (played by Jesse L. Martin), who takes Barry in as a surrogate son after his mother’s death and father’s imprisonment.
Other actors cast in the pilot include Rick Cosnett as a new detective just transferred to the Central City Police Department and Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, a scientist who lost her fiance in a lab explosion.