Will The Flash return for the final run in January 2023 or not? Continue reading to find out.
There is absolutely no doubt that the demand for the show has been remarkable given that die-hard fans are eager to learn more about these adored characters, which deserves a proper conclusion after spending so much time understanding their arcs and plotlines over the last nine years. So, if you’re among those seeking clarification regarding the conceivable release date, look no further because we’ve gathered all of the pertinent updates regarding The Flash Season 9 and other crucial details. To find all of your answers, keep reading until the very end.
The Flash Season 9: When will the final season premiere on the CW?
Unfortunately, it was brought to our attention that The Flash Season 9 wasn’t included in the list of new releases in January 2023. But the wait is almost over because the upcoming month is jam-packed with new seasons and original CW series!
On the bright side, the official release date of the ninth and final season has been set to premiere on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 8 PM on the CW network, which will be followed at 9 PM by the midseason return of Kung Fu. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news about the release date of the final season among its followers, quoting, “Get ready for #TheFinalRun! The final season of #TheFlash begins Wednesday, February 8 on The CW!” Take a look at the official post below:
— The Flash (@CW_TheFlash) December 15, 2022
The Flash Season 9: What to expect in the final season?
After defeating the Reverse Flash once and for all, the 13-episode Season 9 picks up one week later following their epic battle, and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) are reconnecting and growing closer than ever before. But when a deadly group of Rogues descends on Central City led by a powerful new threat, The Flash and his team-Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Meta-Empath Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet), the light-powered meta Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton), brilliant tech-nerd Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight), and reformed cryogenics thief Mark Blaine (Jon Cor)-must once again defy impossible odds to save the day. But as The Rogues are defeated, a deadly new adversary rises to challenge Barry Allen’s heroic legacy. And in their greatest battle yet, Barry and Team Flash will be pushed to their limits, in order to save Central City one last time.
“The Flash will be remembered as one of the greatest shows in the history of The CW, and everyone involved in its excellent nine-season run should be very proud,” said Brad Schwartz, President, of Entertainment, The CW Network. “The team has delivered an epic final season, filled with plenty of twists, guest stars and surprises that will delight every fan. Now is the time to catch-up and enjoy this fantastic final ride alongside the fastest man alive.”
“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.”
The Flash Season 9: Who will return in the final season?
The main cast members of the series are as follows Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Kayla Compton as Allegra Garcia, Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk, and Jon Cor as Mark Blaine / Chillblaine. The recurring cast members of the series are as follows Jesse L. Martin as Joe West and Richard Harmon as Owen Mercer / Captain Boomerang, and the other member is Red Death.
The guest star of the season is Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder / Batwoman and a “mystery character,” Nicole Maines as Nia Nal / Dreamer, and Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway / Pied Piper. Additionally, the character Murmur, who was previously portrayed by Adrian Glynn McMorran in the third season of Arrow is set to appear in this season. Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Executive producers Greg Berlanti (Superman & Lois, Arrow, You), Eric Wallace (Teen Wolf, Eureka) and Sarah Schechter (You, The Flight Attendant, Riverdale), Sam Chalsen (Sleepy Hollow), and Jonathan Butler (Bella and the Bulldogs). The following three episodes are written by Jonathan Butler & Kristen Kim, Jeff Hersh & Jess Carson with the story by Sam Chalsen, and Joshua V. Gilbert & Emily Palizzi. Kayla Compton and Danielle Panabaker will each direct an episode of the season.
The Flash Season 9 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season of The Flash on the CW will be its last which will consist of 13 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 45 minutes, making this the shortest season of its run. The episodes are expected to premiere on a weekly basis. On the other hand, we’d also like to point out that the exact episode titles and synopsis for the majority of new episodes have not been revealed and will be published once the season airs on a weekly basis. So, we have listed down the names of the first five confirmed episodes for you to get an idea about the plot.
- Season 9 Episode 1: Wednesday Ever After – February 8, 2023
- Season 9 Episode 2: Hear No Evil – February 15, 2023
- Season 9 Episode 3: Rouges of War – March 1, 2023
- Season 9 Episode 4: Mask of the Red Death, Part 1 – March 1, 2023
- Season 9 Episode 5: Mask of the Red Death, Part 2 – March 8, 2023
When available, The Flash Season 9, along with the prior seasons, will be available to stream on the CW app or website sometime later when the episode is on-air broadcast on the channel. All the seasons of The Flash for viewers can also be watched on Netflix or FuboTV, allowing fans to watch new episodes based on location and membership plans, which they select based on their preferences. Moreover, the series is also available to rent or buy on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Google Play. So, we recommend that you renew your membership plans and begin streaming the series to recollect the events from the previous seasons.
The Flash Season 9 Official Trailer
The official 30-second promo was released a few days ago, on December 20, 2022. It shows that the act will be the conclusion of the Arrowverse. As the series is set in the Arrowverse, it shares continuity with other television series in the universe, and is a spin-off of Arrow. This season will be broken into at least two “graphic novel” storyline arcs, known as the eighth and ninth graphic novels, respectively; this numbering continues from the first seven “graphic novels” established in the previous three seasons. Take a look at the official trailer below:
Let us know in the comments what you are looking forward to seeing in The Flash Season 9.