'The Flash' season 6: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Barry Allen's ultimate battle
The sixth installment will see Eric Wallace take Todd Helbing's place as the showrunner and will premiere on Tuesday, October 8. The season will also finally explain the "Crisis on Infinite Earths."
Barry Allen aka The Flash has had a rough time in season 5. Things don't get to seem any easier for the Scarlet Speedster as the upcoming season finally dives into the "Crisis on Infinite Earths", which was teased since the first season. Here's what we know about the season so far.
'The Flash' season 6 will premiere on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 on The CW in the US and Sky One in the UK.
Season 5 recap
Team Flash meets Nora, Barry and Iris' daughter from the future. While Iris expresses excitement, Barry is concerned she could alter the timeline based on his own mistakes with time travel. The fifth season sees them battle Cicada, a supervillain with the ability to absorb the life-force of others.
The series also has a crossover with Arrow and Supergirl where they battle A.M.A.Z.O., an android that can copy their abilities. The season finale will see the team battle Thawne, Barry's nemesis in the first season who returns again after the team disrupt the timelines in the Speed Force.
This threatens to wipe away Nora's existence and Thawne, who eventually escapes, reveals the only way to save Nora is for her to re-enter the Speed Force. She, however, refuses and is erased while hugging her parents. In the final few minutes of the episode, the date of the crisis in the future newspaper which reads 2024 changes to 2019.
While the plot is kept under wraps, the ending of season 5 sets up the "crisis" which sees Barry disappear. The new season will probably explain what happens to Barry during the crisis and will also give more screentime to Godspeed, the anti-hero, who gets an origin story in the fifth season.
Reverse-Flash has been confirmed to be a key player in the upcoming season. The last season has essentially been about how Eobard Thawne escaped from Death Row, setting him up for this role, meaning that season 6 will surely continue the setup.
Gustin is all set to be back in the new season as Barry Allen/The Flash . The actor and singer is also known for his role as Sebastian Smythe on the Fox series 'Glee'.
Candice Kristina Patton will be back in her role as Iris West on the CW television series 'The Flash'. She is also popular for her recurring role in the BET television series 'The Game'.
Tom Cavanagh hopefully makes an appearance as Harrison Wells while Jesse L Martin will be back as Joe West. Other cast members set to return include Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost and Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne. Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco/Vibe will not be returning in the sixth season.
Showrunner Todd Helbing is stepping down in order to work on new projects for Warner Bros. after being part of 'The Flash' since inception and will be replaced by Eric Wallace. Wallace has written a few episodes in season 4, including 'The Flash Reborn', 'Therefore I Am', 'Run Iris Run' and 'Elseworlds Part 1.'
With all the hullabaloo around 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' and more challenges for Barry Allen in the upcoming season, The Flash has turned into Arrowverse's flagship show even though Arrow came first. The show is high on demand among superhero fans.
In 2019, the Arrowverse slate will change by leaps and bounds. While the 10-episode Arrow Season 8 will be the end of Oliver Queen's story, the CW are already set to get a full series for Batwoman after she made her Arrowverse debut in the 'Elseworlds' crossover event.
Showrunner Wallace spoke to comicbook about the upcoming season. “We're going to divide [the season] up into graphic novels,” he said. He also added that the show will be divided into two halves - before and after Crisis on Infinite Earths, which was teased earlier this year. He continued: “The back half of the season is all about dealing with the fallout from [Crisis’] events.”
Barry Allen has defeated several villains over the years. So who is it going to be in the new season? In a two-minute trailer, the show producers teased the new villain of the show, Bloodwork!
Now, here's a clip posted by the official account of The Flash to tease the release date of the new season. "A reckoning is coming. #TheFlash returns Tuesday, October 8 on The CW," the caption reads.
A few pictures of the cast from 'The Flash' season six set featuring Grant Gustin and company were leaked. Check out the photos here:
If you liked 'The Flash', you may also like: