The Flash’s upcoming ninth season will be its last.
The CW on Monday announced that its Grant Gustin-led DC Comics superhero drama from Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti Productions will conclude with a 13-episode final run. The conclusion of one of the network’s most-watched shows will air in 2023 as part of its midseason roster. Production on the final season will begin next month.
“Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor and spectacle. And now Barry Allen has reached the starting gate for his last race,” executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement Monday. “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.”
News that The Flash is coming to its end has been wildly speculated since before the ninth season was officially announced as part of The CW’s early renewals in March.
Season eight finished its run as one of The CW’s most-watched shows of the past 2021-22 broadcast cycle, averaging north of 1 million viewers and ranking among its most-streamed series on digital platforms.
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