Some surprise casting news: the Flash TV Show has officially added the role of Dr. Tina McGee, a regular from the early days of Wally West’s solo Flash comic and co-star of the 1990 TV Flash series…and they’ve got Amanda Pays back to play the character! (via CBR.)
Rather than a scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs, this version of Dr. McGee works for a rival firm.
“When we decided to bring Tina onto our version of ‘The Flash,’ who better to get than the amazing actress who originated the part?” “Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg is quoted by 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.”
No word yet on which episode she’ll appear in, or whether the role is intended to be recurring.
Some items of Flash-related news.
Colorist Moose Baumann, whose work can be seen on the iconic cover for The Flash: Rebirth #1, is is selling prints of his work to raise money to cover medical expenses for his wife’s cancer treatments. (via That F’ing Monkey and Comics Alliance)
Actors John Wesley Shipp (Barry Allen) and Amanda Pays (Tina McGee) from the 1990 Flash TV series will be appearing at Dallas Comic Con this weekend.
Comic Book Movie reports that the Flash’s home town of Central City will be mentioned in the Green Lantern movie. (via @johnnywellens)
Amanda Pays, who played scientist Tina McGee on the 1990 Flash TV series, and Joyce Hyser, who played recurring character Megan Lockhart on the show, will be appearing at the next Hollywood Show on February 12-13 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel in Burbank, California.
Tina McGee was one of several elements from the then-current Wally West series to be incorporated into the TV series, and she became Barry Allen’s support crew and one-woman research team. Megan Lockhart was an original character, a detective hired to discover the Flash’s identity. She later found herself mixed up in the Trickster’s origin. More info: Flash TV Series supporting cast.
(Via Scott Ray)