Flash Gets A Love Interest, Techie

“The Game” star Candice Patton and Broadway actor Carlos Valdes have scored the female lead and tech wiz comic relief roles respectively in The CW’s “Arrow” spinoff pilot “Flash”.

Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen/The Flash in the pilot, reprising his role from the two-part winter finale for “Arrow”.

Patton will play Iris West, a grad student who is also Barry’s quick-witted best friend (and eventual love interest) and the daughter of Detective West (Jesse L. Martin).

Valdes is Cisco Ramon, a mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at STAR Labs who also much more fun than his co-workers. In the comics he becomes a hero in his own right, Vibe, who eventually joins the Justice League.

Two key roles have yet to be cast – STAR Labs founder Harrison Wells and eventual Pied Piper villain Hartley Rathaway.

Source: The Live Feed