Pilot News: The Flash Adds Danielle Panabaker and Vampire Diaries Doc

Danielle Panabaker Flash PolotThe CW’s Arrow spin-off, The Flash, is speedily adding to its ranks.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Shark/Necessary Roughness alum Danielle Panabaker has boarded the project in the role of Caitlin Snow, a bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during the particle accelerator snafu at Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs. Could this beauty be fated to give Barry the big chill?Rick Gosnett

Rick Cosnett aka The Vampire Diaries‘ Dr. Wes Maxfield, meanwhile, has been cast as Detective Eddie Thawne, a Central City PD newbie with a mysterious past. (DC lore has a Professor Eobard Thawne aka Professor Zoom, one of The Flash’s most formidable foes.)

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Earlier this week, Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin landed the role of Barry Allen’s surrogate father, Detective West.

Recent Arrow guest star/Glee alum Grant Gustin, of course, plays the title role.