The CW recently revealed new plot details and the premiere date for The Flash season 9, which will be the show’s final season. The synopsis teases the return of a major team of DC villains, The Rogues. The Flash season will premiere on The CW on February 8, 2023.
The Flash remained one of the most successful shows on The CW for nearly a decade. The final season will consist of 13 episodes. Grant Gustin will reprise the role of Barry Allen for one final time in the series.
The Flash is one of the last remaining shows of the Arrowverse franchise running on The CW. Apart from The Flash, Superman and Lois it is the only other ongoing Arrowverse drama on the network, which will return with its third season in 2023.
After a long wait, The CW has finally revealed the premiere date for The Flash season 9. The Arrowverse drama, which is halfway through filming, will return on The CW on February 8, 2023, in its regular 8 PM slot.
Apart from the premiere date, The CW has also released a brand-new synopsis for The Flash season 9. Here’s how it reads –
After defeating the Reverse Flash once and for all, the ninth season of THE FLASH 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 descend 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 continue following the format of the graphic novels and split the final season into different halves of the story. The first part will see The Flash Facing the Rogues. It was announced earlier that Richard Harmon would be playing Captain Boomerang in the series, so it all comes together.
Season 9 will be the first season in a long-time to feature the Rogues teaming up, although we’ve seen various members of the Rogues in different seasons. The CW is yet to announce the other members of the Rogues who will be a part of the team in season 9.
Though the synopsis is not completely clear about this, the “powerful new threat” that it is referring to is most likely Red Death. Javicia Leslie will play the role of Red Death in the series. The CW is referring to her as a mystery character, but she will most likely be the leader of the Rogues.
The second sub-plot that season 9 will explore talks about “a deadly new adversary”. This adversary “rises to challenge” Barry Allen and will be the last enemy he will tackle before the series comes to an end.
We probably got a hint of this new danger in the season 8 finale itself. This deadly new villain will most probably be Negative Speed Force’s new avatar. This arc was set up in the season 8 finale when the show introduced a strange blue crystal in 2049.
Fan theories suggest that this new avatar of Negative Speed Force will be an adaptation of the DC Comics villain, Cobalt Blue. Only time will tell if these theories are true. As of now, let’s hope The CW releases a trailer for the final season of The Flash for more clarity.
About The Flash (The CW)
The Flash is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe known as Arrowverse.
Cast members include Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale among many others.
The series follows Barry Allen, a forensic investigator in Central City, who is hit by lightning on the night of the inauguration of the particle accelerator. Months later, he wakes up from a coma and discovers he has super-speed. He becomes The Flash and fights crime in Central City.