End of the Arrowverse? Internet divided as 'The Flash' will end with Season 9 on The CW

End of the Arrowverse? Internet divided as 'The Flash' will end with Season 9 on The CW
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen aka The Flash in 'The Flash' (The CW)

'Arrow' spanned eight seasons before calling it a wrap in 2020. Now, the second-longest running Arrowverse show,'The Flash' is set to wind up with a final and ninth season at The CW. The final installment is scheduled for a 2023 release with production to go on floors in September this year. Showrunner Eric Wallace, per a Variety report, shared his heartfelt tribute.

“Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor, and spectacle,” said Wallace. “And now Barry Allen has reached the starting gate for his last race. 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.“


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The final season will see 13 episodes, three more than Stephen Amell's final season comprised of ten episodes. While details are scanty, the fact that there is a ninth season makes it the longest-running superhero drama on the network. Prior to this, 'Legends of Tomorrow' and 'Supergirl' ran for seven and six seasons respectively. With the Scarlet Speedster hanging up his boots after this, 'Superman & Lois', 'Stargirl', and the upcoming 'Gotham Knights' series will be the only DC content on The CW.

There were mixed thoughts on the final season announcement. "Noo. :( this series was my gateway into superheroes. I love this show so much man im really gonna miss it. I hope S9 is a great finale season and a great goodbye to this series," one of the fans wrote. "Doesn't matter how much shit the show has been lately, i'm gonna miss Grant Gustin playing as Barry Allen, he's the main reason why Flash has become one of my favorite superheroes ever after Spider-Man and Batman. It's pretty safe to say that this is the end of the Arrowverse."

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen) and Tom Cavanagh (Eobard Thawne) in 'The Flash' Season 8 (The CW)
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen) and Tom Cavanagh (Eobard Thawne) in 'The Flash' Season 8 (The CW)


"I have so many emotions right now. This was one of the first tv shows i watched weekly, till now. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions, since the very first episode," a tweet read. "So, with The Flash and Riverdale ending next season #TheCW will have left: 1. All American 2. Nancy Drew 3. Walker 4. Superman and Lois 5. Kung Fu 6. All American Homecoming 7. Walker Independence 8. The Winchesters 9. Gotham Knights The CW has let go of 12 shows" a tweet said. Some felt it was about time.

"What was there to love after seasons 3-4? Just cause its your gateway doesn't mean you have to stick to it. So many characters were written terribly and more annoying as time went on and the writing was so inconsistent. You need to learn to let go man. It was pretty simple for me," one of the fans remarked. "I'll be honest, I love The Flash, but I'm not surprised about this news. I feel like season 8 isn't really about Flash anymore. Like its turned into the Allegra & Chester show and Barry gets like 5 minutes screen time per episode," a comment said.

"Nah they just should've skipped 6 and 7, make crisis a 6 episode crossover that isn't connected to any of the seasons and then go straight to season 8," one of the tweets read. "Thank god, I hope this last season has Reverse Flash as the main villain (and hopefully the only one). And that we can all look at it as a good end to a show that should have ended a long time ago, and not look at it like this," a fan wrote.










The network previously canceled a number of its current series including 'Naomi,' 'Batwoman,' and 'Legends of Tomorrow'. Can 'The Flash' sign off with a bang? Only time will tell.

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