'The Flash' Season 7: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Barry Allen's upcoming challenges
'The Flash' Season 6 was a wild and emotional rollercoaster ride. The first half of the season dealt with 'Crisis On Infinite Earths' as well as the preparation for Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) impending disappearance. The heroes of the Arrowverse saw the multiverse being obliterated by a wave of anti-matter released by the Anti-Monitor. The world was rebirthed, with several drastic changes.
If Barry Allen thought that his problems were over with Crisis and he could live a peaceful life with his wife Iris (Candice Patton), he had another thing coming. While tracking down the sinister activities of Joseph Carver and the Black Hole organization, Iris got abducted into the Mirrorverse by Mirror Mistress Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor), who had her own unfinished business with Carver.
For most of the second half of the season, Iris was trapped in the Mirrorverse, while a mirror clone took her place. Finally, Barry realized the truth and set off to find the real Iris. Unfortunately, Mirror Iris liberated Eva from the Mirrorverse, and in the finale, Eva did what she had always planned: Kill Carver. The season ended three episodes before it was supposed to, due to the coronavirus pandemic. And so, a lot of things are left resolved for Season 7.
Normally, The CW show airs in October. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release date is uncertain. However, it came to light that if Vancouver opened up by June, then the show could begin filming for Season 7 by July and return in October. Nothing has been confirmed, as of now.
There's a lot that Season 7 has to offer, including Iris being rescued from the Mirrorverse, bringing Eva down, and the return of Barry Allen's powers. As things stand, Barry's powers are dying quickly, and they need to create an artificial speed force, else he will be completely powerless. At the end of Season 6, we saw Iris disappearing in the Mirrorverse after she learns to control it. This could mean that she is getting new powers too or maybe the neural dissonance got to her. Godspeed returned in Season 6 for a quick and hurried episode, which means that he could be the Big Bad in Season 7.
Gustin is all set to be back in the new season as Barry Allen aka The Flash. The actor-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 series 'The Flash'. She is also popular for her recurring role in the BET television series 'The Game'.
Tom Cavanagh hopefully returns as Nash 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, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibney will not be coming back. Kayla Compton has been promoted to series regular, for her role as Allegra.
At the end of Season 5, showrunner Todd Helbing stepped down in order to work on new projects for Warner Bros after being part of 'The Flash' since inception and was 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.' Wallace will continue to be showrunner for Season 7.
Despite Season 6 ending prematurely, Eric Wallace believes that it makes way for a compelling Season 7. He told Comicbook.com, "You finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. So, it actually was very fortunate for us, even though it was very sad to see production end and not be able to get to what is essentially act three of our movie. When we come back, not only are you presenting the ending in a house of fire, but where we lead this year's cliffhanger isn't just an ordinary episode."
Obviously, a lot of surprises and shocks are in store for 'The Flash' fans.
There's going to be much drama, as Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will put everything on the line to get Iris West (Candice Patton) out of the mirrorverse, even though his speed is dying. Going by the teaser, Barry is attempting to create an artificial speed force and get Iris as well as Kamilla (Victoria Park) from the Mirrorverse. Meanwhile, Iris is having a difficult time in the Mirrorverse, as she sees a 'product' of her broken mind. She's given a choice between survival and insanity.
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