The Flash Adds Roger Howarth as Mentor for Iris

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Iris West is about to get a new job and a new mentor.

Deadline has reported soap opera veteran Roger Howarth has been cast as Mason Bridge, an award-winning journalist who works for the Central City Picture News. His assignment? To watch over new employee Iris West.

Roger Howarth

It seems Iris will be getting into her career fairly early on in the series, as Howarth will be recurring throughout The Flash Season 1. 

The bad news is that the reporter will begin investigating Barry's mentor, Harrison Wells. What will he dig up? Will this be the connection needed to bring the truth out for Iris about Barry and the red streak?

Howarth can currently be seen on General Hospital, but he was also on One Life to Live and Dawson's Creek, a history he shares with John Wesley Shipp (Henry Allen) who had roles on the same series, although at different times.

After a cursory search, it appears Howarth's character is a new face in the DC Universe. If you have any thoughts on who he might be or what he'll uncover about Wells, hit the comments!

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