Posted January 29, 2014 by Alvin Minon in Comics

COSNETT & PANABAKER Join Cast of CW’s The Flash









We’ve seen Barry Allen introduced in CW‘s second season of Arrow. He got himself some good episodes packaging his detective skills and his light-hearted side. Plus there’s that episode 9: Three Ghosts where we see some awesome lightning strike accident that would give us our scarlet speedster. It’s a good call, imho, that Grant Gustin would have a stand-alone pilot instead of just a back-door one in Arrow. And recently, news is the production’s set to begin shortly.

First in the addition to the cast’s Law & Order‘s Jesse L. Martin who will be playing Detective West, Barry Allen’s surrogate father in the series. Easy to notice is the surname as West is a name really close to Barry given Iris and Wally. Having spent time as Detective Edward Green on Law & Order, I’m guessing there wouldn’t be any problem with Martin playing as a police officer.

Joining Gustin and Martin is Rick Cosnett of The Vampire Diaries. Cosnett will be playing Detective Eddie Thawne a.k.a. Eobard Thawne a.k.a. Professor Zoom a.k.a Reverse-Flash. Thawne will be a sketchy transferee to Central City Police Department so we’re guessing there’ll be some alterations to the character. Whether we’ll get to see Zoom from the 25th century, we have no choice but to wait for more news or even perhaps the series itself.

Finally the latest addition’s Danielle Panabaker who we’ve seen before in Sky High and CSI. She has dabbled with superhero kind and even crime drama before and in Flash she’ll be playing S.T.A.R. Lab’s bioengineering expert Caitlin Snow, who would later on be known as Killer Frost. Her character’s described to have lost her fiancé in the same explosion that transformed our speedster.

And there goes the recent announcements for now. The Flash pilot is rolling nicely so we’re just guessing more news would come soon enough.

Alvin Minon