According to variety, actress Vanessa Williams has been casted as Iris West’s Mother, in The Flash‘s second season.

Details about the character of Iris West’s (Candice Patton) mother and Joe West’s (Jesse L. Martin) wife are still at this point under wraps.

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Vanessa Williams is know for her role in ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘Candyman’.

The Flash season two premieres Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

For more information on The Flash and the other exciting new DC Comics Television series, stay tuned.