TV SUMMER TOUR ’14: Why The Flash Isn’t Fast On RomanceBy Delaina Dixon | July 23, 2014 | Entertainment
The CW’s new series The Flash has a bestie, Iris West, daughter of Detective West, who took in Flash ΓÇô a.k.a. Barry Allen ΓÇô after his mother was murdered and his father was wrongly accused. One would think living in such close quarters with such a beautiful girl would lead Flash and Iris to romance, right?
“I think one of the things for the fastest man alive, discovering as fast as he can go, there’s never enough time [for romance],” quipped series writer and producer Andrew Kreisberg to TV DivaGal at the CBS/TheCW/Showtime Press party inside L.A.’s Pacific Design Center. “Barry had his opportunity to say something, and he never did, and now Iris is with somebody else.”
So, hopefully, Iris’ new man is a total tool so Flash/Barry will get a second chance, right? “One of the things Barry’s going to learn over the course of the first five episodes is that the new guy is pretty nice. That’s just going to make it harder,” Andrew concluded. Oh boo.
BTW, yes, Iris is black. Was that the case in the original DC comic? “She was not, and neither was Detective West, but, you know, it was one of the earliest ideas, when we were developing the show, that we really wanted the show to be more reflective of the world that we live in,” Andrew shared at the show’s TCA panel last Friday.
And that’s the kind of thinking the DivaGals truly appreciate.
The Flash premieres Tuesday, Oct. 7 on The CW.