Spoilers forward for the Season 9 premiere of The Flash, “Wednesday Ever After.” Learn at your personal danger!
It’s the start of the top, because the Season 9 premiere has formally kicked off The Flash‘s remaining stretch on The CW. With it being the final season of the superhero collection, Crew Flash goes all out by bringing lots of acquainted faces again to Central Metropolis, in the case of each heroes and baddies. The unique plans have been meant to go even larger, nevertheless, when showrunner Eric Wallace and the remainder of the crew thought there’d be a full slate of episodes and the potential for Season 10.
It was solely after The Flash’s remaining season was introduced that the reveal got here confirming solely 13 episodes have been on the way in which as a substitute of a complete nearer to twenty+ (because it’s gone in previous seasons not affected by COVID). Which got here after Eric Wallace already needed to downscale his plans that may have fed right into a tenth season. Wallace spoke with The Nerds of Colour and shared he had spectacular plans for Seasons 9 and 10, which might have concerned the two hundredth episode:
When The Flash airs its collection finale, it should wrap at about 184 episodes, making it simply 16 wanting 200, which is certainly a disappointment, although nonetheless an enormous feat for any style collection. It feels like Eric Wallace had some fairly massive plans for Season 10 that needed to get neglected earlier than the reducing room flooring even got here into it. So far as specifics, these might must be saved secret till the season is over, as to not spoil the issues that undoubtedly will not occur.
Fortunately, there’ll nonetheless be numerous massive Flash plotting and character work to look ahead to all through the remainder of Season 9. Eric Wallace guarantees there’ll nonetheless be tons of nostalgia as followers considerably journey again to the primary season the place all of it started, for a reworked model of his Episode 200 plan. In his phrases:
The place To Watch The Flash
TV: Airs on The CW each Wednesdays night time at 8:00 p.m. ET
Streaming: The CW web site and On Demand (for present eps), Netflix (for previous seasons)
At any time when exhibits return to their roots for remaining seasons, you already know (or at the very least hope) it’s going to be good. Whereas it’s unhappy that some storylines did must be minimize, like a possible return to Legends of Tomorrow’s unfinished tales, at the very least there’s nonetheless a good quantity of episodes to wrap up Crew Flash’s story, with an official conclusion in place. Too dangerous the identical can’t be stated for all of the exhibits canceled in 2022.
In the meantime, there’s already been some spectacular storylines this season, as Danielle Panabaker’s new character was revealed to be somebody very completely different from Caitlin and Frost. Not solely that, however Javicia Leslie’s character additionally made an look, and never as Ryan Wilder this time round, however as a substitute, the large dangerous Crimson Dying. How these two will impression the ultimate season will likely be one thing to look ahead to, in addition to what this implies for Barry and the crew.
With what Eric Wallace nonetheless has deliberate for this season of The Flash, together with an epic-yet-emotional reunion between Barry and Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen, tissues are undoubtedly nonetheless going to be wanted. And I can’t wait to see how Crew Flash’s story involves an finish amidst every part else within the 2023 TV schedule.