“The Flash” Ending Its Run on The CW After Season 9

Grant Gustin in
Grant Gustin in "The Flash"

From Riverdale to Dynasty, The CW pulled the plug on many of its signature shows this year, and The Flash is the next one in line. The long-running superhero show will come to an end next year with its ninth and final season.

In an official statement announcing the show’s final season, executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace reflected on the journey of making this show for amazing nine seasons and thanked everyone who joined him for the ride.

“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,” said Wallace.

The Flash premiered on The CW in 2014, with Grant Gustin playing the titular role of Barry Allen, who gains superhuman speed after being struck by lightning in his lab and becomes a superhero known as The Flash. The series became huge ratings hit for the network, and it helped establish the Arrowverse following the success of its parent show Arrow.

The final season of The Flash will premiere in 2023 and feature a total of 13 episodes. The premiere date is yet to be announced, but it’s expected to take place weeks ahead of the release of the upcoming movie The Flash starring Ezra Miller.