By: Adam Basciano
As The Flash super-speeds to a production start date, the show has filled the roles of two key characters. Those roles are Iris West and Cisco Ramon a.k.a. Vibe. Iris West will be played by actress Candice Patton. The character is described as; Barry Allen’s fast-talking, quick-witted best friend who is also the daughter of Detective West (Martin), who serves as a surrogate father to Barry.” Meanwhile, Broadway actor Carlos Valdes will play Cisco Ramon a.k.a. Vibe. The character is described as; “A mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at STAR Labs. Born into a lower-income family, Cisco’s brains and talent helped him reach his potential. He is loyal and eager and provides the comic relief in contrast to his stiff co-workers. Best part: He is as much of a comic book fanboy as Barry.”
I can’t really comment on either of these two actors as I’ve never seen any of their work, but the creative team behind “The Flash” has earned my trust thanks to “Arrow,” so I’m more than willing to go along with their choices. It was also mentioned that two roles remaining to be cast are the C.E.O. of S.T.A.R. Labs, and Hartley Rathaway, a.k.a. the Pied Piper.
(Source: Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter)