candice patton

*Candice Patton, best known for her role as Tori on BET’s “The Game,” will join Jesse L. Martin and “Glee’s” Grant Gustin in the CW pilot “The Flash,” reports Deadline.com.

Based on the DC comic, the project is an origin story about Barry Allen aka The Flash (Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past.

Patton will play Iris West, 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.

Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker have also recently joined the cast.