The CW superhero series “The Flash” will be coming to an end with the ninth season.
The ninth season will debut in 2023 and consist of 13 episodes, the shortest season of its run.
Earlier this year, speculation rose about Season 9 may be The Flash‘s final chapter when the lead actor Grant Gustin agreed to a one-year deal.
In May, the CW announced that next season will premiere in midseason, making it the first time The Flash has not been on the network’s fall schedule except for the pandemic fall 2020 lineup comprised predominantly of acquisitions.
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Season 9 will also feature the return of original cast members Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker.
The cast of the series includes Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, and Brandon McKnight.
The series was developed for TV by Geoff Johns and Andrew Kreisberg as well as Greg Berlanti, who also serves as an executive producer via Berlanti Productions alongside Sarah Schechter.
The midseason order puts the series finale weeks from the planned June 23 release of Warner Bros.’ movie "The Flash" starring Ezra Miller as the title character.
The series will wrap its storyline and not serve as a set up for the movie.
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The CW has been diligent about giving its shows a proper ending, when possible. "The Flash" is one of two legacy shows whose next seasons will be last, along with Riverdale.
The series joins Batwoman as another CW DC series that has come to an end, with the Javicia Leslie-starring series being canceled back in May.
The only remaining DC series on the network now are "Superman & Lois" and "Stargirl", with the upcoming "Gotham Knights" set to arrive on CW in December.
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"The Flash" premiered in 2014 and has been a pivotal series for the CW. It was produced by Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV and had served as a spinoff of "Arrow" as well as helped to establish the Arrowverse as a franchise.
It was the most successful of the Arrowverse series and the longest-running too, edging Arrow‘s eight-season run.
Season 8 finished as one of the CW's most-watched shows of the 2021-22 season, with 1.03 million viewers, and ranked among its most streamed shows on its digital platforms.