The Ninth And Final Season Of CW's 'The Flash' Set To Premiere In 2023

The Ninth And Final Season Of CW's 'The Flash' Set To Premiere In 2023

While Eric Wallace, the showrunner wanted to tell more stories, he explained how this season will succintly wrap up storylines.

The speedsters' adventures finally come to an end in the ninth and final season, Collider reported. The Flash has managed to outlast Arrow by one season to become one of the longest-running shows on the network. For years the show has been the face of CW along with Supernatural. And while there may be many stories left to tell, the show had to come to an end sometime. 


Previously, series executive producer and showrunner Eric Wallace had explained how he was still trying to figure out how to end the show. “I know what the plot endgame of next year is. That's not a problem,” he said. “Ironically, it's set up very succinctly in the season finale for this year. However, where all the characters end up emotionally, that's still in flux.” He wanted to make sure that the characters said goodbye in the best way possible, according to Entertainment Weekly. “I want to make sure that we complete the journey that Barry, Iris, and Team Flash have been on.”


There were already rumblings that the show may be coming to an end after Grant Gustin (Barry Allen) only signed a one-year contract in January 2022. Many assumed that the show may only be coming back for one more season and that is exactly what happened. This season will have 13 episodes in the run, a diversion from its regular 20-23 episode run. “Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor, and spectacle,” said showrunner Wallace.


“And now Barry Allen has reached the starting gate for his last race. So many amazing people have given their talents, time, and love to bring this wonderful show to life each week. So, as we get ready to honor the show’s incredible legacy with our exciting final chapter, I want to say thank you to our phenomenal cast, writers, producers, and crew over the years who helped make The Flash such an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world,” Wallace adds, announcing the end of the show. 


Along with Gustin, the cast also includes Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, and Brandon McKnight. The series was developed for TV by Geoff Johns and Andrew Kreisberg as well as Greg Berlanti and previously mentioned Wallace. Warner Bros. Television is the studio that produces the series. With The Flash coming to an end, the only CW DC shows that would be on the network are Superman & Lois and Stargirl, with Gotham Knights set to make an appearance in December of 2022. 


The show will start filming in September 2022 and The Flash season 9 will premiere in 2023.

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