More FLASH TV Casting: Reverse Flash and Killer Frost?

Deadline reports that Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker have been cast in the roles of Detective Eddie Thawne and scientist Caitlin Snow in the Flash TV series pilot.

Rick Cosnett Danielle Panabaker

Det. Eddie Thawne is described as “a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret.” It’s a safe bet that “Eddie” is an alias for Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. the Reverse Flash — especially since Barry Allen’s appearance on Arrow has already hinted at the villainous speedster’s role in Nora Allen’s murder.

Caitlin Snow is “a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs.” As Flash TV News points out, Caitlin Snow is the name of the current (New 52) incarnation of Killer Frost. That’s an odd choice, given that the Flash has his own highly prominent cold-based villain in Captain Cold — a favorite of DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, who had a hand in the story.

It seems likely that one or both will be set up as part of the supporting cast now, to be transformed/revealed as supervillains later in the season. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t be surprised if Dr. Snow gets worked into Captain Cold’s origin. After all, he was originally a petty criminal who broke into a science lab to power up his weapon. There’s no reason it can’t be her lab. (Unless the people writing the show look up “cyclotron” and realize it’s a kind of particle accelerator.)

Incidentally, I wish Deadline and THR would get a new description for the pilot instead of repeatedly copying and pasting the summary of Barry’s part in “The Scientist.”


8 thoughts on “More FLASH TV Casting: Reverse Flash and Killer Frost?

  1. Lia

    Personally I’d really rather have a minimum of non-Flashverse characters in the show, and a minimum of elements from the New 52. I seem to be in the minority regarding this, though, and hopefully it’ll be good regardless.

    1. MisterNefarious

      Yeah I really love most of the Flash changes in New 52, but I loved old Flash too… Even if this shakes up stuff, I’ll still be a fan (but if they gimp anybody as hard as they did Vertigo… well)

      As far as OP goes: Eddie Thawne won’t bother me as long as it’s a guise- a ruse…. Then again, it might not bother me anyway because each Flash has his own unique Reverse Flash and I guess that could extend to the TV universe without bothering me much.

      That’s what’s fun about liking a guy that does the alternate universe thing on the regular- I can just take it as that without throwing a fanboy fit.

      My body is ready for the Flash TV show.

      1. Mack Nathan, Flash Neighbor!

        I’m thinking Killer Frost will appear in civilian form only, and will work at the lab in which Cold gets his gun.

        As for what this show adapts from, I hope it adapts from all around. Silver Age characters like Mazdan and Clive Yorkin could easily work on this show as Mob Rule would too.

  2. Kyer

    How did a guy with a mysterious past make it into a police department? Is it that easy to get hired?

    At first glance I thought Killer Frost pic was going to be Poison Ivy. (Red hair, the pattern on her sleeve.) Maybe they chose that character to up the ‘diversity’ quotient? Also a potential ‘luv interest’ for Barry before it all goes downhill when she turns out to be a cold-hearted B. 😉

    Oh well. For me this is all just a matter of morbid curiosity.

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