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.
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.“