TV present ‘The Flash’ ends with a shorter season 9 on The CW – The Hollywood Reporter

It is official: The FlashThe upcoming ninth season will be its last.

CW announced on Monday that the DC Comics superhero film, led by Grant Gustin from Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti Productions will end with the final 13 episodes. The epilogue to one of the network’s most-watched shows will air in 2023 as part of its mid-season roster. Production on the final part will begin next month.

“Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey of heart, humor and spectacle. And now Barry Allen has arrived at the starting gate for his final race,” producer/executive host Eric Wallace said in a statement Monday. “So many amazing people have put their talent, time and love into bringing this amazing show to life every week. So as we get ready to honor the show’s incredible legacy with our exciting final chapter, I want to thank the phenomenal cast, screenwriter, producer, and crew. Ours over the years have helped create The Flash what an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world. ”

News that The Flash Its impending end has been widely speculated since before the ninth season was officially announced as part of The CW’s first renewal in March. The series is poised to end with season eight, but both the network and the studio can bring leading man Gustin and co-stars including Candice Patton to new deals. That paves the way for a ninth season, and Wallace and company will remake the previous season’s epilogue, which was originally scripted as the final season because rumors about the show’s ending have been circulating for years.

Season eight ended as one of The CW’s most-watched shows during its past 2021-22 broadcast cycle, averaging north of 1 million viewers and ranking among the top 10. The most streamed series on digital platforms.

The Flash was one of The CW’s original projects on DC Comics properties under producer Berlanti. The shared universe helped redefine The CW and expose male audiences to what was previously a network of women. The remaining DC properties are set to join The Flash in CW’s 2022-23 schedule includes Superman & Lois (season three) and rookie Knight of Gotham. Will join later The Flash in 2023.

With the official finale set for The FlashThe series joined the television series produced by Warner Bros. Riverdale as the series ends in the 2022-23 season. The conclusion of both shows comes as The CW drops the number of scripted originals as the younger specialty network is on sale, with the Nexstar group close to reaching a buy-back agreement from the owner. owns Warner Bros. TV and CBS Studios.

After canceling more shows than renewed/ordered for the first time in over a decade, The CW’s scripted list also includes All Americans and its subsections, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois, Walker and rookies Knights of Gotham, Walker: Independence and Supernatural prequel The Winchesters.

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