Tom Cavanagh & John Wesley Shipp Cast In ‘The Flash’

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Two more actors have been cast in The CW’s upcoming Flash series and one of them starred in The Flash series from 1990. They will be joining a cast that already includes Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Batton, Carlos Valdes, and Grant Gustin.

Tom Cavanagh and John Wesley Shipp Cast In 'The Flash'

Tom Cavanagh of Royal Pains has been selected to play Harrison Wells and is described as a physics “rock star” by The Hollywood Reporter. Harrison Wells will play a key role in how Barry Allen becomes The Flash.

In addition, John Wesley Shipp has been cast but details on what character he will play have not been revealed. Fans of the short-lived Flash series from the ’90s will recognize Shipp as the actor who once donned the red tights as Barry Allen/The Flash. Who could he play in this upcoming series? Perhaps the father to Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen or maybe even Jay Garrick, the original Flash introduced by DC Comics in 1940? We’ll find out soon enough.

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