'The Flash' Season 7: Barry Allen gets a new lease of life as The CW renews DC superhero show
As far as the journey of the Scarlet Speedster goes, Season 6 started with a grim tone with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) prophesized to die in the 'Crisis'.
Midway through 'The Flash's sixth season, The CW has announced the renewal of the DC superhero series. With 'Arrow' ending this month, 'The Flash' is set to take over the mantle of being the network's next big Arrowverse show. The news comes along with renewals for the other Arrowverse shows 'Supergirl', 'Black Lightning', 'Legends of Tomorrow' and the latest entrant, 'Batwoman'.
Talking about the renewals, The CW President Mark Pedowitz said: "These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season."
"We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full-stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for 'Nancy Drew' and 'Batwoman'.”
As far as the journey of the Scarlet Speedster goes, Season 6 started with a grim tone with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) prophesized to die in the 'Crisis'. He also faced off against Bloodwork (Dr Ramsey Rosso played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) and with still half the season left, Barry will not just face new and formidable foes, but will also have to deal with the after-effects of the multiverse-shattering battle. While there are no plot details available, it is safe to assume that the upcoming outing may see the return of Nora West-Allen/XS (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Eobard Thawne/ Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) assuming they are a no-show in the second-half of Season 6.
It also remains to be seen if 'The Flash' might take 'Arrow's route and end with Season 8. For now, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' has two parts remaining and will return to The CW on January 14.