It has been revealed that Veronica Mars alum Kyle Secor has been casting in Season 5 of The Flash in the recurring role of Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) previously absent father, Thomas.

The MIA Dr. Snow is an extremely intelligent geneticist, and upon his return to Central City, he will be trying his best to make up for lost time with his daughter. However, what Caitlin doesn’t know is that her father is hiding a big secret, because why else does anyone resurface in the Arrowverse?

It seems that Thomas will play a role in Caitlin’s quest to get her Killer Frost powers back. After a confrontation with the Thinker at the end of last season, Caitlin’s icy persona disappeared, and in a flashback with her father, it was revealed that Caitlin had the powers when she was younger – news to both her and the audeience. In the coming season, Caitlin will first turn to her mother, Dr. Carla Tannhauser (Susan Walters) for insight.

Executive producer Todd Helbing told EW, “[Carla] is the one she goes to first for answers. You’re going to learn about what role her mother played in all of this, and there is that mysterious premonition that Cecile had at the end of last year about Thomas. So you’re going to learn about exactly who he is and how he plays into the season and Caitlin and Killer Frost, and really just that whole mystery about where she comes from and how she was created is explained.”

Secor’s previous credits include Notorious, Resurrections, and The Purge: Election Year.

The Flash returns on October 9th.

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