When The Flash ends after its current season, it will truly be the end of an era. The CW has extended the long-running superhero series for a ninth season, but that may be the end of the show and the Arrowverse as a whole.
The CW confirmed in the summer that the series finale of The Flash would consist of only 13 episodes and announced the show’s cancellation after season 9. Fans were saddened at the thought of the end of the second longest-running superhero program in history, but many also celebrated the show’s legacy.
The day that The Flash finally ends will be the end of an era, no doubt about it. However, that time will not come this week, this year, or even next.
The Flash Season 9 Plot
It’s not surprising that so little has been revealed about the plot. Keeping something about your story a secret never hurts in terms of building suspense.
But if the show stays true to tradition, we can expect to see more of Allen overcoming obstacles and taking on greater responsibilities in order to accomplish what needs to be done to save the planet.
And we all know that a hero is nothing without an adversary. Consequently, the one remaining mystery going into Season 9 is who The Flash will up facing off against.
Intriguing fan theories suggest that Bloodwork would be the Flash’s adversary in the show’s last season (Sendhil Ramamurthy).
In season six, he showed his talent to manipulate the blood of others, making him an extremely dangerous adversary for Allen and his team. He is also known as Dr. Ramsey Rosso.
And if he does return in this, the final season, there will be some very interesting developments coming up. However, it would be entertaining to watch Allen defeat a few supervillains.
Season 9 of The Flash Will Premiere When?
The latest reports have The Flash set to visit theatres on June 23rd, 2023. Given the film’s history of postponed premieres owing to schedule issues, we feel it’s only reasonable to expect this.
The film’s release was pushed back due to internal disagreements and the pandemic. The film has had no less than eight filmmakers associated with it throughout the years.
Moviegoers were supposed to see it in theatres on March 18, 2018, but the release date kept getting pushed back. Finally, it looks like it will come out sometime next summer, in 2022.
Only 45 days after its theatrical release, HBO Max will show the film on small screens across the United States. British fans will have to wait for confirmation of a streaming service; based on the distribution of previous DC pictures, Sky Cinema and NOW appear to be viable choices.
Season 9 Cast of The Flash
The CW has not yet revealed who actors will be back for Season 9, but the renewal was reportedly made possible by Gustin’s agreement to return to his role as Barry Allen/The Flash in early 2022.
TvLine reported on June 28 that veteran cast member Candice Patton, who plays the fearless journalist Iris West-Allen, will be back for Season 9 even though the actor had previously said her future on the show was uncertain.
She informed a fan in early April during an Instagram AMA that she was “not quite sure” if she would return and was taking it “one date at a time,” as reported by TVLine. In a video commentary later that month, she said, “THAT’S A WRAP ON IRIS WEST-ALLEN.”
While Jesse L. Martin has been a series regular on The Flash for eight seasons as Detective Joe West, he has decided to leave the show in order to star in the NBC pilot The Irrational.
Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost), Danielle Nicolet (Cecile Horton), Kayla Compton (Allegra Garcia), and Brandon McKnight (Chester P. Runk) are just some of the prominent cast members from Season 8 of The Flash that could return for Season 9.