'The Flash': The CW show won't be going off air anytime soon, here's why

The superhero show premiered in 2014 and was the second to become part of the Arrowverse after 'Arrow'


                            'The Flash': The CW show won't be going off air anytime soon, here's why
Barry Allen, Nash Wells and Cisco Ramon (The CW)

Good news for all Arrowverse fans, 'The Flash' won't be going off air anytime soon. Though Season 6 was forcibly shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show has been renewed for a Season 7 and was in talks for 8 and 9, that is, before the pandemic put everything on hold.

The superhero show, based on the DC character, premiered in 2014 and was the second to become part of the Arrowverse after 'Arrow'. Recently, 'Arrow' aired its season finale, and as of now, 'The Flash' has become the longest-running Arrowverse show, followed by 'Supergirl'. After this, 'Superman & Lois', starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, will be expected to join the super squad too.

Coupled with intense emotional drama and relentless villain fighting, 'The Flash' has become a popular and well-loved show, and has made Barry Allen more endearing to the viewers due to Grant Gustin's charisma. The actor has dug his heels deep into the emotional core of the character and even during high-octane action sequences, he conveys the real human side of the hero. He has given the perfect human touch to a superhero, rather than leaving him at a god-like interpretation. And of course, his chemistry with Candice Patton, who plays Iris West usually has the West-Allen fans in tears.

'The Flash' ratings have been mostly steady, except during the fourth season where it witnessed a drop. However, it rose again during the fifth and sixth seasons.

In the face of the relentless pandemic, 'The Flash' showrunners had to abandon all their plans for the grand Season 6 finale, and so we will be left with a nerve-wracking cliffhanger, which will pave the way for Season 7. Grant Gustin, who plays the role of the Scarlet Speedster, revealed the news of Season 8 and 9 on the podcast 'Inside of You' with Michael Rosenbaum.

Apart from discussing his depression and anxiety, as well as 'The Flash', saying Season 7 is the last in his contract as of now. Regarding the possibility of more seasons, Gustin said, "The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped." Asked when production will be back, he said, "I don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks."

So 'The Flash' isn't at a risk of being canceled, it's just a question of when it can resume production.

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