The Flash While season 8 is officially underway, there are rumors that Arrowverse drama will enter its final season. SinceArrowIn 2012, the Arrowverse was created. It has grown to be one of the most successful live-action superhero franchises. The CW has successfully brought many Justice League characters, super-villains, and more to the screen over the past ten years while bringing their interconnected universe to life.
Sometimes, however, a series must end. Sometimes the end comes through a mutual agreement between a network and the show’s creative staff. Other times, a show could be canceled by its network for declining ratings or other reasons. Some series last longer than others. The Flash’s 8th season will now surpass Arrow’s as the longest-running Arrowverse episode on The CW in 2022. Arrow ran for 170 episodes. The Flash’s season 8 will exceed that number or be tied depending on how large their next season’s episode orders are.
Despite The Flash episode 8 finally being produced, there has been lots of speculation and fan discussion about the show’s future. Although The Flash will surely end at some time, it’s impossible to predict what will happen after that eighth season. This is because they haven’t started production yet. This is why we need to explore the speculations and rumors about The Flash season 8, what’s been confirmed about it, and what alternative Arrowverse spinoffs could continue Flash’s legacy after Barry Allen’s adventures.
Why The Flash Fans Think Season 8 Is The Final Season
While the online world is growing exponentially over the last decade, it has many downsides. One of these is how easy it is to believe false or unverified information as fact. It has been speculated by viewers of Flash that this long-running series might be coming to an end. Unfortunately, the reason for this is that many “scoop websites” have reported that The Flash 8 will be the final season. These reports, purportedly exclusive, have led many people online to believe that the rumors surrounding this season are facts. Unfortunately, this leads to a false narrative.
Despite several unconfirmed reports Warner Bros. TV or The CW has not announced that The Flash would be ending after its eighth series. This is mainly based upon unverified information. There has been much commentary on The Flash’s possible end. Many commentators feel that the story is coming to an end and that the studio might end the show soon. Others have also mentioned the fact that Arrow ended eight seasons ago. The Arrow’s eight-season run does not mean that The Flash will cease to exist in 2022. The court is still waiting for official word.
Everything We Know About The Flash Season 8 (Officially)
Grant Gustin’s deal officially ends after The Flash season 8 as of right now. Gustin, before the pandemic, had said on Within of You with Michael Rosenbaum that they were currently negotiating a new contract. It is unclear why Gustin’s current contract ended after Flash 8. Gustin’s new contract also fueled those speculations regarding The Flash’s potential end. Gustin may still be signed by The CW/WB if they can renegotiate.
Candice Panabaker and Danielle Panabaker joined The Flash for the eighth season. The only cast members not returning in The Flash 8 season, at least as series regulars are Carlos Valdes & Tom Cavanagh. It remains to see if additional characters will be added to The Flash’s main cast, or if recurring characters are promoted to series regular.
The Flash season 8’s premiere will be accompanied by a special five-episode event that will feature Arrowverse heroes. Cress Wilkins’ Black Lightning may be one of them. He revealed that there had been multiple discussions about Jefferson Pierce coming to Central City. Eric Wallace, the showrunner of Flash has stated several times that it is currently not clear if the eighth season will be the last. This is because it depends on Gustin (and the other actors).
Wallace revealed that writers are now focusing on creating the best season possible in a postmortem interview. According to Wallace in a chat with Deadline, one of The Flash season 8 villains will be horror/supernatural-inspired. Iris will be the subject of the new season. Wallace was somewhat coy but it sounds like XS, Impulse could be back in some capacity. The DC FanDome occurs exactly one month ahead of The Flash season 8, so they will likely reveal more details once they have shot their first batch.
How Arrowverse Can Continue The Flash’s Legacy With Spinoffs
Flash 8 may be the last season. But the Arrowverse is not done with the series. They have introduced several heroes from the comics. The Arrowverse could consider the Flash Family as a potential source of spinoffs if it isn’t decided The Flash’s final season. Green Arrow and The Canaries were not able to go forward. However, the Arrowverse could attempt an XS/Impulse-style spinoff.
The Flash’s 150th episode gave us a glimpse of their lives in 2049. The Arrowverse could do a spinoff that takes place in the future. This would allow them to concentrate on a different period which was Green Arrow’s intention. An /Impulse program would also include John Wesley Shipp’s, Jay Garrick. He was the one who formed a relationship with Barry and Iris.
Wally West could be another Arrowverse speedster. Wally could appear in a Kid Flash or take on The Flash’s role. Barry wouldn’t have to die, retire or give up the torch. Wally’s show might follow him as he carries the title in another area of the Arrowverse, while Barry protects Central City. Kid Flash has been a beloved character in the Arrowverse ever since Keiynan Lonsdale became Wally.
His series could feature him as the main protagonist. A show focused on Kid Flash could also be a way to re-introduce Jesse Quick. It is not clear if Flash season 8 will be able to reveal Violett Beane’s true identity after the events at Crisis on Infinite Earths. An Arrowverse show about the speedsters would be organic, considering Wally and Jesse were romantically involved on The Flash’s earlier season. A spinoff could revisit this.
No matter what age, it’s all about the kids in 2049 and Wally & Jesse.FlashThe spinoff could seize the opportunity to borrow a leaf from superman & Lois And Stargirl’s Books are viewed in terms of how they approach it. Barry’s tale is powerful and will continue to be. However, there are still many angles. Flash Family Gustin’s show ended, but it is possible and appropriate for the Arrowverse to continue exploring.
What’s important she FlashIt is better for the series to end on its terms than prematurely. Given how the FlashThe CW’s flagship series for almost eighteen years, it’s hard not to see it getting a proper sendoff whenever it happens. It doesn’t matter what time it is. The FlashThis announcement will be made by The CW directly when The CW, The CW studio, and the show’s creative staff feel it’s the right moment.