The Flash will be adding another character to season three.
According to EW, The Vampire Diaries‘ Susan Walters will be playing Dr. Carla Tannhauser, a “world class biomedical engineer and CEO of a large research company” in a potentially recurring role. Tannhauser also happens to be the mother to Team Flash’s Caitlin Snow.
Fans first heard any mentions of Caitlin’s mother this past season when she spent some time with her Earth-2 counterpart, Killer Frost, as they bonded over their seemingly similar relationships with their mothers.
Besides TVD, Walters’ previous credits include a guest role on How to Get Away with Murder, Star-Crossed, and Teen Wolf.
When we last left Team Flash, Barry decided to go back in time and save his mother instead of leaving the timeline alone, causing him to change everything he knew. while the teaser at Comic-Con offered glimpses of what to expect for many of the characters, the teaser did not offer much in the way of what to expect for Caitlin.
Wonder what the Flashpoint story will bring STAR Labs’ scientist, with her mother making an appearance?
The Flash returns Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. on the CW.