CW’s “The Flash” is heating up by expanding its cast line-up. “Arrow” fans will already be familiar with Barry Allen (a.k.a the Flash) who was introduced in an episode last December. Additional members of the cast have already been announced for the DC comic based series. While no longer a full-blown spin-off, “The Flash” will continue to branch off the “Arrow” universe story arch since Barry Allen featured in the series. ‘The Flash’ was originally set to be filmed as a backdoor pilot, but CW has opted to film a traditional stand-alone pilot instead. “Arrow” co-creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and series scribe Geoff Johns will pen the pilot. “Arrow” helmer David Nutter will serve as director on the “Arrow” spin-off.
Let’s have a quick look at the cast so far:
Grant Gustin – Barry Allen (a.k.a The Flash)
Candice Patton – Iris West, a grad student who is also Barry Allen’s quick-witted best friend and the daughter of Detective West (Jesse L. Martin). She later becomes a love interest for Barry.
Carlos Valdes – Cisco Ramon, a mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at STAR Labs. Born into a lower-income family, Cisco’s brains and talent helped him reach his potential. He is loyal and eager and provides the comic relief in contrast to his stiff co-workers.
Rick Cosnett – Detective Eddie Thawne
Danielle Panabaker – Bioengineering expert Caitlin Snow
Additional Source: Hollywoodreporter.com