It was revealed a while back that The Flash Season 3 would be introducing the mother of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) after she was referenced by the Earth-2 version of Caitlin who was Killer Frost. Today Entertainment Weekly revealed that The Vampire Diaries alum, Susan Walters, has been cast as Caitlin’s mother, Carla Tannhauser. Here’s how EW describes the character, who might possibly be recur in several episodes.
“Aside from being the mom of Danielle Panabaker’s character, Dr. Carla Tannhauser is a world class biomedical engineer and CEO of a major research company. But while Caitlin may have inherited her mother’s formidable scientific mind, the two have long had a difficult relationship, with Caitlin finding her mother cold and withholding, and Carla regarding her daughter as rebellious and ungrateful.”
Walters is also known for her role as Lydia Martin’s (Holland Roden) mother on MTV’s Teen Wolf which is also where Arrow’s Colton Haynes (Roy Harper/Arsenal), Supergirl’s Tyler Hoechlin (Clark Kent/Superman) and J.R. Bourne (Double Down) who guest starred in Arrow Season 4, come from, so this isn’t the first the Berlanti-DC Universe has recruited players from the Teen Wolf Universe..
The Flash Season 3 begins on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c on The CW.