Original \'Flash\' star will reprise her role on the new CW series
It’s been almost a quarter century since the CBS aired
, a shortlived but fondly-remembered(-by-a-couple-people)(-including-yours-truly) attempt to tell an ongoing superhero saga on the small screen. In recent years, superpowered dramas have become quite common on television–to the point that DC Entertainment has a new
show launching this season on the CW, alongside network sibling
Prepare for 'The Flash' with DC Comics' 'Season Zero'
'The Flash' to stage a 'Prison Break' reunion with Dominic Purcell
Barry Allen speeds through spoiler-filled 'Flash' poster
is constructed as a completely new story about superspeedster Barry Allen, the show will honor the character’s TV past. We already knew that CBS-Flash John Wesley Shipp would appear as Barry Allen’s father on the new series. Now,
has confirmed that original series star Amanda Pays will appear on the CW’s
–and in an intriguing twist, she’ll be playing Dr. Tina McGee, the
On the original series, Tina was the Flash’s sidekick–and over the course of the single season, Tina and Barry developed a kind of will-they-won’t-they relationship. According to
It’s unclear if Shipp’s character will ever interact with Pays, although presumably if they
interact, it would cause some kind of continuum-bursting TV-canon-rebooting Crisis event that would somehow involve Adam West’s Batman teaching the Batusi to Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman and Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen.
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