In 1990, John Wesley Shipp played the Flash Barry Allen for one season and has now returned for CW’s version of the Scarlet Speedster as Henry Allen, father of the title character. Now, According to Variety Amanda Pays, also from the 1990 The Flash TV series will also be on the show, but in a surprise move she’ll be taking on the same character of Dr. Trina McGee. However in a small twist, this time Dr. McGee will work for a rival scientific organization instead of STAR Labs. “When we decided to bring Tina onto our version of ‘The Flash,’ who better to get than the amazing actress who originated the part?” “Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Variety. “Like with John Wesley Shipp, we are so proud and excited to have another actor from the original series join us on our new adventures for Barry Allen.”
The Flash will premiere on the CW on October 7th at 8pm.
For our review of the leaked pilot of CW’s The Flash, click here! (WARNING: SPOILERS!)