The CW’s flagship DC series, The Flash, appears to be heading into season nine. According to some sources, it seems that Grant Gustin is finalizing a new contract to return as the protagonist on the hit show.
As Deadline explains, Grant Gustin would have accepted a one-year deal with The CW for The Flash 9, even though he had been offered a multi-year collaboration. According to sources, the new agreement includes a sizable raise for the actor, whose salary is believed to be around $ 200,000 per episode. It also appears that this unexpected ninth season will have 15 episodes.
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With Grant Gustin on board, The Flash is expected to be revamped, then soon renewed for season 9 by the CW and become the longest-running Arrowverse series on the network, surpassing Arrow, which has been stuck at eight seasons. However, this could also be the last chapter in Barry Allen’s story.
Flash fans feared Grant Gustin wouldn’t be back for more episodes, especially after Stephen Amell’s decision not to continue with The Arrow. The actor talked about his path as Barry Allen / The Flash at the end of the seventh season and had stated:
“I may never have such a great job again, watched by so many people, so I won’t take it for granted. Seven seasons is a long time, but I think it would be great if we could continue.”
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The Flash Season 8 Release Date?
In February 2021, The CW confirmed that The Flash 8 season would be rolling out. The network has renewed the series with Grant Gustin for a new season. Before delving into the plot of The Flash 8 season, let’s try to understand when it comes out.
In May, we learned that the show is scheduled to return in the fall of 2021. The following month, the network announced that it had set the release date of The Flash 8 for November 16, before Riverdale 6. After the first five episodes, the series moved onto a hiatus until March 9.
The series will resume with its eighth season on March 9 on The CW, after which it is expected to continue next year with its ninth and final season.
The Flash Season 8: What Could Happen Next?
With the fate of all humanity at stake, they will need exceptional help, which will come from a string of old friends. We are talking about Batwoman, The Atom, Black Lightning, Sentinel, Mia Queen and Ryan Choi. As if that weren’t enough, old enemies such as Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash and Damien Darhk will also reappear.
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The Flash Season 8: Cast
Moving on to the cast of The Flash 8 season, we know that the main characters will not be affected. Grant Gustin will return as Barry Allen and wear the costume of the scarlet sprinter, as well as Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton and Jesse L. Martin. They will bring Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Iris West-Allen and Joe West back on the screen. In fact, at the beginning of the summer, they signed a new agreement with Warner Bros. At their side, then, we should also review the following actors with their respective characters :
- Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton
- Efrat Dor as Eva McCulloch
- Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen
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However, not to return are Carlos Valdes, in the role of Cisco Ramon/Vibe, and Thomas Cavanagh, in that of Harrison Wells. The new villain in The Flash 7 season was Jon Cor in scientist Mark Stevens aka Chillblaine. If the actor were to leave the scene, a new villain could take over.