One of the key characters to the story of Barry Allen is his one-true, Iris West. Well, The CW’s The Flash show has now found its version of Iris. Deadline has the scoop that The Game‘s Candice Patton has been cast in the role. One notable change here, though, is that the initial reports have The Flash‘s Iris West as being the best friend of Barry, rather than a love interest. That can easily change throughout the show’s run, one would imagine.
Patton joins a cast that includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/Flash, Ricket Gosnett as Eddie Thawne/Professor Zoom, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost and Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, the father of Iris.
The Flash is currently being developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kresiberg and Geoff Johns, with the pilot set to be directed by David Nutter, who also helmed the pilot of Arrow.