Jesse L. Martin Talks THE FLASH, His Excitement After Reading the First Script, How Much He Knew About the Property, the Suit, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of the hit CW drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show.  With The Flash now making its debut, he’ll get his own backstory and mythology and villains to fight, while also playing into the bigger DC universe and, at times, characters will cross back and forth between the two shows.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Jesse L. Martin (who plays Barry Allen’s surrogate father, Detective Joe West) talked about which of his friends is the most excited about him being a part of The Flash, his insistence on reading the script before agreeing to the role, that his prior knowledge of The Flash ended with knowing he was a guy who could run really fast (oh, and having the underoos, as a kid), what he thought of the suit the first time he saw it, how excited he is to learn what comes next with each script, the dynamic of Joe’s relationship with Barry, and getting to work with John Wesley Shipp, the original Flash who now plays Barry’s father.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Jesse L. Martin and Candice Patton Talk THE FLASH, Time Travel, Easter Eggs and More at PaleyFest 2014

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In the upcoming CW drama series The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is struck by lightening and wakes up after nine months in a coma to learn that the accident has given him the power of super speed.  But being a superhero and facing danger isn’t easy when there’s a city full of heroes and villains with extraordinary abilities.

During The CW night of the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg were joined by actors Jesse L. Martin (“Detective Joe West”) and Candice Patton (“Iris West”) to talk about how the show came about, which comics they’re drawing from, how similar this Iris West is to the comics, the dynamic between Iris and Barry, what Detective West is like as Barry’s surrogate dad, season-long storylines versus series-long storylines, that time travel is a big part of The Flash’s world, Easter eggs, love interest cross-overs, having such a diverse cast, and having 20 days of production for the pilot.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

THE FLASH Adds Jesse L. Martin; ROSEMARY’S BABY Adds Jason Isaacs and Patrick J. Adams; Rashida Jones Leads Steve Carell’s TRIBECA Comedy Pilot on TBS

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Here’s the latest casting news from the world of television:

  • New CW series The Flash will add Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) to star alongside Grant Gustin.
  • Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Jason Isaacs (Awake) will join NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby mini-series.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) will topline Tribeca, a comedy pilot from Steve Carell set up at TBS.

Hit the jump for more on each project. 

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. Buddy Up for LET’S BE COPS; Jesse L. Martin to Play Marvin Gaye in SEXUAL HEALING; Jeffrey Dean Morgan Takes SOLACE

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Check out the latest casting additions below:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

Terry O’Quinn Joins ABC Musical Drama HALLELUJAH – Update: Donal Logue Cast

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Terry O’Quinn (Lost) joins Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Frances O’Connor (Cashmere Mafia), and Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) in the cast of Hallelujah, a musical drama pilot set up by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) at ABC.  According to THR, Hallelujah is set in the town of Hallelujah, Tennessee, which is being “torn apart by the forces of good evil” before a mysterious stranger (Martin) comes to town.  O’Quinn is clearly fictionally unable to escape the warring factions of good and evil, but Cherry’s take is sure to be land on the lighter side of deep philosophical questions.

For those keeping score during pilot season, NBC declined to film a pilot for Odd Jobs, the proposed re-teaming of O’Quinn and Lost co-star Michael Emerson.  Emerson has a new show of his own in Person of Interest.

[Update: Donal Logue (Terriers) has joined the cast.  More about Hallelujah after the jump.]

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