The CW’s released the first official photo of The Flash‘s Candice Patton in a speedster costume. Patton, who plays Iris West in the popular comic book-inspired series, will step into the special costume for the very first time in the upcoming 16th episode of The Flash season four.
The episode is titled “Run, Iris, Run” and will air on March 13, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT. Harry Jierjian directed episode 16 from a script by Eric Wallace.
Prior to season four, Candice Patton joked in our interview that she wasn’t jealous of her co-stars who got to wear superhero costumes. “Those suits are hot – they’re really hot. (Laughing) They’re often shooting at 3am in the snow while I’m on the studio lot sipping coffee in heels. I’m not very envious,” said Patton. However, she went on to explain that she wouldn’t mind doing it occasionally. “I mean, I would like to do it for an episode or two. I think it would be really cool to see Iris as a villain. I’d love that, or a superhero.”
The season four cast also includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco, and Jesse L Martin as Joe West. Hartley Sawyer guest stars as Ralph Dibny.
The “Run, Iris, Run” Plot: IRIS SUITS UP — Team Flash confronts a new bus meta, Matthew AKA Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), with the ability to swap people’s DNA. During a battle with Team Flash, Matthew transfers Barry’s (Grant Gustin) super speed to Iris (Candice Patton). Now, with a new threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must act as the team leader while Iris takes on the mantle of superhero speedster in order to defeat their new foe.
More on The Flash Season 4:
– Grant Gustin Interview
– Danielle Panabaker Interview
– Candice Patton Interview
– Todd Helbing Interview
– Tom Cavanagh Interview
– Carlos Valdes Interview
– Keiynan Lonsdale Interview