VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Susan Walters to play Caitlin’s mom on THE FLASH

Susan Walters, alum of The Vampire Diaries, will be playing Caitlin Snow’s mother in season 3 of The Flash. 

Entertainment Weekly broke the news that The Vampire Diaries‘ alum Susan Walters has joined the cast of The Flash. She will be playing Dr. Carla Tannhauser, who happens to be Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) mother.

The relationship between the mother and daughter will hopefully expand Caitlin’s backstory as well as give her a stronger presence in the series. There’s also speculation that the relationship will extend to Earth-2 between Killer Frost and mother.

Of course, we don’t know how this will factor in with the Flashpoint story arc, but there will certainly be lots of changes during that arc, so it’s possible Walters’ character will play significantly in that.

Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker)
Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker)

According to EW, it could be an estranged relationship with Caitlin considering her mother as “cold and withholding” and Carla considering her daughter as “rebellious and ungrateful.” 

Aside from The Vampire Diaries, Susan Walters has appeared on several other TV shows, including recurring characters on Point Pleasant, One Tree Hill, Star-Crossed, Reckless, and can still be seen on MTV’s Teen Wolf as Lydia Martin’s mother, Natalie Martin.


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