We’ve already seen Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, and today we’ve learned that The CW has found Barry’s love, Iris West.

According to THR, Candice Patton has been cast to play Iris West in the upcoming Flash series.

Patton will play Iris West, a grad student who is also Barry’s quick-witted best friend and the daughter of Detective West (Jesse L. Martin). The character becomes a love interest for Barry. Rick Gosnett and Danielle Panabaker co-star.

So Iris West won’t be a reporter for Picture News? I’m okay with that as The CW doesn’t need people comparing this series to Smallville. I haven’t seen Ms. Patton in anything before, but I’m all in right now.



The Flash is moving ahead as a stand alone pilot.

Can’t wait!

via THR


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  1. Wow, shes gorgeous! Im very okay with this casting choice. I was already interested in this show, now even more so.

  2. I’m sorry, I had a comment, but I was staring at the picture too long and forgot. Never seen her work before that I can recall, but she’s definitely yummylicious.

  3. I’m good with the casting, though I’m sadden by the realization that I’m now as old as the hot 20-somethings playing the CW characters.

  4. Countdown to the PC brigade going into automatic “anyone who disagrees with this casting must be doing so because they are racist” mode…

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