With The CW developing The Flash right now, Deadline has word that the show has cast Michelle Harrison as Barry Allen’s mother, Nora Allen. Harrison is best-known for her role in Emily Owens, M.D.
Now, didn’t Arrow already reveal that Barry’s mother is dead, with his father wrongly imprisoned for her death? Yes, yes he did. So will Nora be appearing in flashbacks? Could the first few episodes of The Flash act as a prequel of sorts to what we see happen to Barry Allen in Arrow? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
The Flash is set to star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/Flash, Rick Gosnett as Eddie Thawne/Professor Zoom, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Detective West and former Flash John Wesley Shipp in an unspecified role.
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, The Flash‘s pilot is expected to drop towards the middle of the year.