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The CW’s ‘The Flash’ Will End With a Shortened Season 9!
The CW announced on Monday that its DC Comics superhero drama starring Grant Gustin and made by Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti Productions will end after 13 episodes. The last episode of one of the network’s most popular shows will air during the midseason of 2023. Next month, work will start on the last season.
“Nine months! Nine years of saving Central City while taking viewers on a heartfelt, funny, and spectacular journey. “Barry Allen has reached the starting line for his last race,” executive producer and showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement Monday. “Each week, this wonderful show comes to life thanks to the talents, time, and love of so many amazing people. So, as we get ready to honour the show’s great history with an exciting final episode, I want to say thank you to the amazing cast, writers, producers, and crew who have worked on The Flash over the years and helped make it such a memorable show for people all over the world.
People have been speculating about the end of The Flash since before the ninth season was officially confirmed in March as part of The CW’s early renewals. The show was supposed to end after the eighth season, but the network and studio were able to make new deals with Gustin and other stars, like Candice Patton. That made it possible for there to be a ninth season, and Wallace and the other writers had to change the ending of the eighth season, which was supposed to be the last because rumours about the end of the show had been going around for a long time.
Season 8 ended as one of The CW’s most-watched shows of 2021-22, with an average of more than 1 million viewers and a spot among its most-streamed shows on digital platforms.
The Flash was one of The CW’s first shows based on a DC Comics character. It was made by executive producer Greg Berlanti. The shared universe helped change what The CW was all about and brought more male viewers to what was mostly a female network before. The Flash will be joined on The CW’s schedule for 2022-23 by Superman & Lois (season 3) and the new show Gotham Knights. In 2023, he or she will join The Flash.
The Flash’s official end date has been set for the 2022-23 season, which is also when the drama Riverdale, which is also made by Warner Bros. TV, will end. Both shows are ending at the same time that there are fewer scripted originals on The CW. This is because the network, which is aimed at younger people, is up for sale, and station group Nexstar is close to making a deal to buy it from Warner Bros. TV and CBS Studios.
For the first time in more than a decade, The CW cancelled more shows than it renewed or ordered. Its scripted lineup now includes All American and its spinoff, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois, Walker, and newcomers Gotham Knights, Walker: Independence, and Supernatural prequel The Winchesters.