Another Original Cast Member Joins Upcoming Flash Series
We already knew that the original Flash himself, John Wesley Shipp, will play Barry Allen's father in the new incarnation. But now, original cast member Amanda Pays will appear in the new series as well, and unlike Shipp, she will play the same character, Dr. Tina McGee.
Dr. McGee was the female lead in the original series, and the Flash's primary love interest. As in the 1990's series, she will be a scientist at S.T.A.R. labs who helps Allen come to terms with his powers. She likely won't be a love interest for Barry again, as childhood friend Iris West is the primary love interest in the comics and has been cast in the show, but perhaps she'll serve as a love interest for John Wesley Shipp's character as a throwback to the original series.
Now the next step will be to snatch up Mark Hamill, who played prominent villain The Trickster in the original series, once he's done with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.