The Flash Casts Mad Men Alum In Genius Role
Anne Dudek has landed a recurring role in The Flash, according to TV Line.
The 41-year-old actress is portraying 'Tracy Brand,' a genius-in-the-making with "a smorgasbord of quirky idiosyncrasies." TV Line adds, "Showing nary a hint of the greatness that people will celebrate her for in the future, Tracy will set out to find the genius she's destined to one day become."
Dudek will make her first appearance in the twentieth episode of this season.
Where might you know Dudek from? She played Danielle Brooks, Annie Walker's big sister, in Covert Affairs; Lura Grant, Alby's third and favorite wife, in Big Love; Francine Hanson, Betty Draper's close friend and gossipy neighbor, in Mad Men; and Dr. Amber Volakis, an interventional radiologist that earned two unflattering nicknames from House: "Cutthroat B-tch" and "B-tch."
DARREN CRISS ("GLEE") GUEST STARS AS THE MUSIC MEISTER IN THE FLASH AND SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER – Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her.
However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can't cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end.
Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.
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Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) and Aaron and Todd Helbing.
"Duet" episode of The Flash will air Tuesday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.