The Flash promotes Mystery Girl to series regular

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

From Digital Spy

The Flash is bulking up its main cast as it gets ready for its fifth season: we've already had the promotions of both Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet) and Elongated Man/Ralph Dibney (Hartley Sawyer) to series regular, and now we've got another one.

As reported by the folks over at Entertainment Weekly, season four's Mystery Girl - now known to be Barry and Iris' time-travelling, super speedy daughter Nora West-Allen - played by Jessica Parker Kennedy, is stepping up too.

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

The season four finale saw Nora ominously state that she had made a very big mistake, and while we don't know whether that means time-travelling, revealing her identity, both or something else, we're sure it's going to be a big plot point going forward.

Speaking about the role Nora will play in season five, executive producer Todd Helbing teased that there are a lot of consequences to be explored.

"She comes back for a specific reason, not only to see her parents and meet everybody on the team, which you saw all throughout the season," he said.

"There's four specific times that she came back, and you're gonna learn about why she chose those four times and how they're gonna play into not only the mistake that she made, but the consequences for somebody like her, a speedster travelling from the future to the past, and what that means for Barry and the team."

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

It looks like Warner Bros has big plans for the Arrowverse going forward. Not only has it stumped up the cash for an expanded main roster for The Flash, but it's also paid one of the head honchos Greg Berlanti a lot of money to stay with the network until 2024.

While he could of course work on other projects in that time frame, we think that the network will want to keep the connected-universe of DC Comics shows going for the foreseeable future,

The Flash is set to return to The CW later this year, while Sky One airs the show in the UK.

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