THE FLASH Pilot Casts Two Potential Villains
The Flash pilot is getting ready to go before cameras and the cast is being finalized. Auditions have been going on for a while, but the only confirmed casting for the show so far is Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Jesse L. Martin as Detective West. While we eagerly await to see who lands the role of Barry‘s lady love Iris West, two new additions to the cast have been announced.
Deadline is reporting that Rick Cosnett (Vampire Diaries) and Danielle Panabaker (Piranha 3DD, Sky High) have landed roles in the highly anticipated Arrow spinoff. According to the site, Panabaker will play Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiance during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs. As you may know, Caitlin Snow is the DC New 52 version of Killer Frost. Time will tell if Panabaker becomes the icy vileness early on in the first season, but I’d say it’s a real possibility. It sounds like Flash‘s rouges gallery will be established as soon as the show hits the ground running.
Cosnett‘s role is a little more revealing at first glance though. The Vampire Diaries star will play star Detective Eddie Thawne, a recent transfer to the Central City PD. Thawne‘s past is a mystery and he “harbors a dark secret.” Flash fans might think Eddie Thawne sounds a lot like Eobard Thawne, the villain better known as Reverse Flash or Professor Zoom. With what we know about the death of Barry‘s mother and the possibility of time travel in the show, it’s entirely possible Detective Thawne could be the notorious Flash baddie. We’ll have to wait and see. If things go as well as expected, we could see The Flash on The CW as early as this fall. What do you think about the two new additions to the cast?
Source : Deadline