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The CW's 'The Flash' Recruits Original Star for Flashy Reunion
The Flash has recruited a star from the original series.
Amanda Pays, who co-starred in CBS' 1990s The Flash TV series opposite John Wesley Shipp 's Barry Allen, will reprise her role as Dr. Tina McGee on the upcoming The CW drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Dr. McGee was an expert geneticist, who was Barry's main ally and love interest. When Pays' alter ego returns to Central City this go-around, she'll be an employee of a rival company to STAR Labs. Shipp, it was revealed back in June, plays Henry, Barry Allen's father.
CBS' The Flash aired 22 episodes during the 1990-91 season, getting the ax after struggling against tough competition from Fox and NBC's strong Thursday primetime lineups before being relegated to Saturdays.
The updated Flash centers on Central City assistant police forensic investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of superspeed, which transforms him into the fastest man alive. Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Rick Cosnett and Shipp also star.
Pays is the latest addition to a guest cast that includes Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, Clancy Brown as General Wade Eiling and Tomorrow People's Robbie Amell as one-half of Firestorm. The first episode features a cameo appearance by Arrow star Stephen Amell, while episode four will feature Emily Bett Rickards' Felicity crossing over to Central City. The eighth episodes of Arrow and The Flash will be a two-hour crossover event.
Pays is repped by Origin Talent. The Flash premieres Oct. 7 on The CW.