The Vampire Diaries's Malese Jow Cast as DC Comics Character in The Flash
Vampire Diaries alum Malese Jow will play well-known DC Comics character Linda Park on the first season of The Flash.
In the comics, Linda Park was the girlfriend and eventual wife of Wally West, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. Although the show features the first Flash, Barry Allen, as its protagonist, this piece of news has still led to rampant speculation that she will serve as a new love interest for Barry. Barry has already been linked with Iris West and Caitlin Snow, both based on DC Comics characters, as well as Felicity from parent series Arrow, so one would think that he had enough love interests for now, but it is a CW show.
Her official character description for the television series reads: "A quick-witted reporter for the Central City Picture News. She befriends Iris (Candice Patton) while at work and helps her navigate the fast-paced world of journalism. When she meets Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) at a local bar, the two hit it off and become quick friends."
Jow is known for playing the Civil War-era vampire Anna on The Vampire Diaries. She also had a small role in The Social Network and was a series regular on the ill-fated CW series Star-Crossed.
Linda Park will first appear in the twelfth episode of The Flash, and will become a recurring character.