The CW’s ‘The Flash’ pilot has just added a possible Professor Zoom and Caitlin Snow, Deadline exclusively reports.
Rick Cosnett, widely popular for his role as Dr. Wes Maxfield on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ will take on the role of Detective Eddie Thawne, a new transfer at the Central City Police Department. He is said to have a mystery-filled past and also holds a dark secret. Per DC lore, Professor Eobard Thawne is Professor Zoom aka the archenemy to The Flash. Will Cosnett's character become said villain? Only time will tell.
As for Caitlin Snow, she’ll be played by ‘Necessary Roughness’ Danielle Panabaker. She is said to be “a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs.”
In addition to Cosnett and Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin is also coming to the superhero show as Detective West of Central City, who also acts as Barry’s mentor.
An origin story, ‘The Flash’ focuses on Barry Allen aka The Flash, played by Grant Gustin. As CW fans know, Gustin recently guest-starred on ‘Arrow’ bringing Barry Allen/The Flash to life. In my opinion, he fits the part quite perfectly of a young man trying to exonerate his father of his mother’s murder.
Originally, ‘The Flash’ was set to air as a backdoor ‘Arrow’ pilot, but then received its very own pilot. I guess the network has faith in its latest hero with super-speed. Here’s hoping it gets picked up for more than just a pilot.