According to TV Guide, former NYPD Blue star Charlotte Ross has joined the cast of Arrow as the mother of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). It’s not yet clear if her character will appear in the present day, in flashbacks, or both.
We do know that Arrow is planning a series of Felicity-centric flashbacks that the producers call “the secret origin of Felicity Smoak.” Executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently said:
“We are absolutely going to get to know her. We know that she went to MIT, we know that her mom was a cocktail waitress in Vegas and we’re going to meet that mom. And we also know that her dad is not in the picture.”
It was also revealed at SDCC that the Felicity-centric episode would be titled “Oracle.”
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 P.M. ET/PT on The CW and the the new season will premiere on October 8th.