The CW’s cancelation streak continues and the network just pulled the plug on one of their longest-running TV shows. The superhero series The Flash will end its run after nine seasons and its final chapter is set to premiere next year.
The CW has been setting the stage for the final season of the beloved series for quite some time. The titular star Grant Gustin signed a one-year deal back in January, hinting that he won’t be playing Barry Allen for too much longer, and he’s now set to return for another 13 episodes.
Following the show’s cancelation, The Flash executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace tried to look on the bright side and focus on the amazing journey of creating this show for almost a decade.
“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,” said Wallace in an official statement.
The CW is the latest in the long line of beloved shows canceled by The CW, in the face of the network’s financial struggles and ownership changes. Superman & Lois and possibly Gotham Knights remain the only DC shows on this network following the cancelation of The Flash.