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The CW has announced that The Flash is the latest show to be canceled thus effectively ending its current Arrowverse group of TV series. The CW has canceled many shows between 2020-2022 including Supergirl, Black Lightning, Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, and now after nine seasons, The Flash.

The current version of the Arrowverse began in 2012 with Green Arrow, which ran for eight seasons, and quickly grew as many new shows were added in the following years. Crossover events featured characters from all of the various shows but also some special appearances from John Wesley Shipp who originally played the character in 1990 and then guested in the pilot as Barry Allen’s imprisoned father, Brandon Routh from Superman Returns who then took on the role Ray Palmer (The Atom), and even longtime Batman The Animated Series voice actor Kevin Conroy.

Image: The CW

Grant Gustin and the team will return in 2023 for thirteen episodes. It was already rumored that the ninth season would be Grant’s last as it had been announced he just signed a one-year contract for a maximum of fifteen more episodes. The series finale will be broadcast a matter of weeks before the planned June 23 theatrical release of The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. That movie has had multiple release delays and also is expected to feature numerous character crossovers but none from The CW.

“Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor, and spectacle. And now Barry Allen has reached the starting gate for his last race,” The Flash executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace said. “So many amazing people have given their talents, time, and love to bring this wonderful show to life each week. So, as we get ready to honor the show’s incredible legacy with our exciting final chapter, I want to say thank you to our phenomenal cast, writers, producers, and crew over the years who helped make The Flash such an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.“

Source: Deadline

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4 comments

  1. I enjoyed the Arrowverse in the early days. As soon as they went full "woke" with Supergirl Season 3, it was downhill for the rest of the shows and any that followed. Frankly, the rating numbers for just about everything on the CW has been pretty appalling. I think they are either dismantling the network or they are looking to sell it off. I doubt it's been all that profitable for the last few years.
  2. I think they are either dismantling the network or they are looking to sell it off. I doubt it's been all that profitable for the last few years.
    I saw someone mention that yesterday on one of the sites I read about the Batgirl story on and yeah, I kind of felt the same. In the beginning, I liked some of Green Arrow because it really had the feel of the Mike Grell comics, which were fantastic, and then I liked the campiness of The Flash and Supergirl but after that, it just became too much for me.
  3. I saw someone mention that yesterday on one of the sites I read about the Batgirl story on and yeah, I kind of felt the same. In the beginning, I liked some of Green Arrow because it really had the feel of the Mike Grell comics, which were fantastic, and then I liked the campiness of The Flash and Supergirl but after that, it just became too much for me.
    Supergirl was a bit too "rawr girlpower!" in the beginning but at least it didn't try to tear down men to prop up its female characters. It wasn't the insufferable BS that most of these shows devolved into but it wasn't good either. When it moved to the CW I gave it a chance given the CW had primarily been doing a good job up to that point with its DC shows. I thought the second season was OK. I think it was getting better. Then in the third season they had this idiotic and rabidly anti-gun episode, I was out after that. Past that, I read that the following season went full woke so I never bothered to watch more. I saw all but the last season of Arrow. Legends of Tomorrow was fun for a time, but I just sort of lost track of it.

    The Flash I thought was at least the most consistent. Yeah, it tried to be too emotional and dramatic at times but I generally enjoyed it. Again, I just sort of lost track of it and never saw anything past Season 6 or 7. Batwoman was DOA. The back door pilot off of the Flash was terrible and I knew it would be ****. The first episode of the actual show was horrendous. I was pretty much done with all of the Arrowverse at that point. I think it turned me off to the rest of them. I may have watched one more season of the Flash but called it quits after that. Batwoman ushered in a new era in the Arrowverse and it wasn't a good thing.

    Black Lightning got moved into the Arrowverse too. I liked it well enough initially, but got bored after its second season. A lot of these shows got way too political and woke for my liking. I either got bored with the sameness of it all or sick of feeling like I was being lectured my a liberal-arts major every episode on how bad a person I must have been for simply existing.
  4. Supergirl was a bit too "rawr girlpower!" in the beginning but at least it didn't try to tear down men to prop up its female characters. It wasn't the insufferable BS that most of these shows devolved into but it wasn't good either. When it moved to the CW I gave it a chance given the CW had primarily been doing a good job up to that point with its DC shows. I thought the second season was OK. I think it was getting better. Then in the third season they had this idiotic and rabidly anti-gun episode, I was out after that. Past that, I read that the following season went full woke so I never bothered to watch more. I saw all but the last season of Arrow. Legends of Tomorrow was fun for a time, but I just sort of lost track of it.

    The Flash I thought was at least the most consistent. Yeah, it tried to be too emotional and dramatic at times but I generally enjoyed it. Again, I just sort of lost track of it and never saw anything past Season 6 or 7. Batwoman was DOA. The back door pilot off of the Flash was terrible and I knew it would be ****. The first episode of the actual show was horrendous. I was pretty much done with all of the Arrowverse at that point. I think it turned me off to the rest of them. I may have watched one more season of the Flash but called it quits after that. Batwoman ushered in a new era in the Arrowverse and it wasn't a good thing.

    Black Lightning got moved into the Arrowverse too. I liked it well enough initially, but got bored after its second season. A lot of these shows got way too political and woke for my liking. I either got bored with the sameness of it all or sick of feeling like I was being lectured my a liberal-arts major every episode on how bad a person I must have been for simply existing.
    Pretty much agree on all here. Its over simplifying but they all started out fun and then drowned in agendas afterward.

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