The CW casts Iris West for The Flash

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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.

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The Flash is moving ahead as a stand alone pilot.

Can’t wait!

via THR