The fastest man in the world will stop in 2023.
The CW announced on Monday that the flash will end with its upcoming ninth season, which will have a truncated run of 13 episodes.
“Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor and spectacle,” executive producer Eric Wallace said in a statement. “And now Barry Allen has reached the starting grid for his final race. So many incredible people have given their talents, time and love to bring this wonderful spectacle to life each week. So as we prepare to honor the incredible legacy of the series with our thrilling final chapter, I want to thank our phenomenal cast, writers, producers and crew over the years who have helped make the flash an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.
the flash this final season averaged just north of 1 million total viewers with a 0.3 demo rating (with Live+7 play), down 32 and 40% from its season 7. 19 Dramas The CW Aired Last TV Season Ranked #4 in Total Viewership and Tied Superman and Lois second in the demo (behind all american).
TVLine readers gave Season 8 an average grade of “B-“.
Heading into season 9, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker will be the only remaining original cast members, with Jesse L. Martin steps down as series regular to headline an NBC pilot. With Gustin inking a new deal, in January, to continue as Barry/the Scarlet Speedster, the longest-running Arrowverse series marked its Season 9 pickup.
But in several recent TVLine interviews with cast members and guest stars, it was clear that The flash’The season’s eighth season – which ended on June 29 – was at one point very much destined to be its final run, so much so that the renewal surprised some.
“I will be say that I was very surprised to see that there was another season [ordered]”, Panabaker told us in May. “Emotionally, at least, I planned for Season 8 to be our last. But I’m grateful to the show and the fans, and I hope there will be more stories to tell.
Likewise, Robbie Amell said of his mid-season return like Deathstorm/Not!Ronnie, “Essentially the way it was pitched to me was, ‘This is the last season and we’d love to see you again.'” But the plan for the show eventually changed, and Wallace detailed later for TVLine how the June finale was rewritten to serve only as season ender, instead of a series finale.
Manufacturing on the flashThe final season of will begin in September.