CW's 'The Flash' Casts 6 More Roles--Meet Barry Allen's Mom
CW's 'The Flash' Casts 6 More Roles--Meet Barry Allen's Mom
Margaret McGriff
Margaret McGriff
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The CW is going full steam ahead with The Flash pilot, a spin-off of its hit superhero show Arrow. They've already added Law and Order Star Jesse M. Martin to the cast as Detective West. Now six more familiar faces will join him. 

Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD) is Playing Mom: Harrison has snagged a recurring role as Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) mother, Nora according to Deadline. We found out in Arrow episodes that Barry's mother is dead and he's trying to find out who is responsible. Maybe The Flash is planning some boyhood flashbacks. 

Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries) is Detective Eddie Thawne: The CW alum is set to play a star detective who was recently transferred to the Central City Police Department. According to Deadline, his past is a complete mystery and Thawne will spend the show harboring a deep, dark secret.

Daniele Panabaker (Shark) is Caitlin Snow: Described on Deadline as a 'highly intelligent', Panaker will play a bioengineering expert whose fiance was killed in an explosion at S.T.A.R Labs.

Candice Patton is Iris West: Best known for her role on The Game, Patton will be cast at Barry Allen's best friend and Detective West's daughter. She won't just be another pretty face though. Her character is a quick witted fast talker, according to Deadline.

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Tom Cavanagh is Harrison Wells: The former Ed star snags the role of Harrison Wells, a major player in the world of physics.  His brains and money are responsible for Central City's S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator. The explosion at the lab shatters his reputation but all is not lost. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he plans to make a comeback when he discovers that his failed experiment just happened to create the fastest man on earth.

John Wesley Shipp Also Joins the Cast: Talk about a nod to the original by casting the original Barry Allen in this network remake. Exactly who he's playing is under wraps for now but the news is exciting nonetheless!

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