The CW’s newest hit series “The Flash” added another female cast member to its fold on Monday, a spokesperson from the network told TheWrap.
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“Vampire Diaries” alum Malese Jow has joined the superhero series and will recur as the DC Comics character Linda Park, a quick-witted journalist who befriends up-and-coming reporter Iris (Candice Patton). She’s also said to meet The Flash’s alter-ego Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) at a bar, with the two of them hitting it off.
Linda first appears on Episode 112.
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In “The Flash” comics, Linda starts off as Wally West’s — aka Kid Flash — girlfriend and later becomes her wife. Wally has not yet been introduced in the series.
Jow, only 23, has already spent a significant portion of her career working for the CW. In addition to playing Anna on 18 episodes of “The Vampire Diaries” she portrayed Julia Yeung on the network’s short-lived sci-fi romance “Star-Crossed,” which was cancelled in May. Jow also appeared in David Fincher‘s 2010 film “The Social Network.”
Sweeney Entertainment and Jordan McKirahan Talent Agency represent Jow.
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“The Flash” has only aired three episodes to date, but so far it hasn’t had trouble wooing talent. Other notable TV veterans cast this season on the “Arrow” spin-off include “Prison Break’s” Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as Captain Cold and Heatwave, “The Tomorrow People’s” Robbie Amell as Firestorm and “Smash’s” Andy Mientus as the Pied Piper.