Pilot Casting News: The Flash Gets a Girlfriend, Also Adds Some Broadway 'Vibe'

The Flash Cast Candice PattonSet your pupils on Iris West.

The CW’s Arrow spin-off pilot, The Flash, has cast Candice Patton (The Game) in the series regular role of Iris West, our sister site Deadline was first to report.

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The quick-witted best friend — and ultimately more? — of Central City assistant police forensic investigator Barry Allen (Glee’s Grant Gustin), grad student Iris is also the daughter of Barry’s father figure, CCPD Detective West (Law & Order‘s Jesse L. Martin).TheFlash_CarlosValdes

UPDATE: Also, Carlos Valdes (currently on Broadway in Once) has been landed the series regular role of Cisco Ramon, an engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at S.T.A.R. Labs. Per DC lore, this handy lad may be fated to become the Justice Leaguer known as Vibe.

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Patton’s TV credits also include episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, Entourage, Heroes and Sorority Forever.