*Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin has joined the cast of The CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “Flash” pilot, reports TVGuide.
He’ll play Detective West, an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). West is the father of Barry’s eventual wife in the comics, Iris West.
“Flash” initially launched during the final episodes of “Arrow’s” fall run, when Barry traveled to Starling City to help on a case before he was struck by lightning mixed with chemicals in the midseason finale.
The pilot will be executive-produced by “Arrow” executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, as well as DC Comics chief Geoff Johns.
Aside from starring on “Law & Order” for nine seasons as Det. Ed Green, Martin is also known for his roles in “Rent” and on “Ally McBeal.” He most recently recurred on “Smash.”