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Ready for a Flash flashback?

The CW’s The Flash pilot has booked the star of CBS’ single-season 1990 TV series The Flash — John Wesley Shipp — who played Barry Allen/The Flash. Shipp will guest star in the pilot in a “mystery role,” says Warner Bros. TV, “with the part intended to be a recurring guest star in series.” After his role on The Flash, Shipp later co-starred on The WB’s Dawson’s Creek.

The CW has ordered a stand-alone Flash pilot in addition to the embedded episodes in Arrow that introduced Grant Gustin as Allen. The show also stars Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin.

This news calls for some vintage opening credits action, right?