The Flash was launched on October 7, 2014, in North America, and ever since it came out, the series secured the second position for a most-watched debut in the history of The CW network after the much popular series called “The Vampire Diaries” back in 2009. It has been well appreciated by the audiences and critics alike and also received notable acclaim like winning the People’s Choice Award for the category Favorite New TV Drama in 2014.
The series has so far produced eight seasons in total. The eighth season was renewed in February 2021 and was released on November 16, 2021. Many believed that the eighth season was the final outing of the show but it was confirmed in January 2022 that the series has been renewed for a ninth season.
In case you don’t know, it was reported that The Flash star Grant Gustin supposedly nearing his contract signed a new deal for one last season which is the ninth season. So basically Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin, and all the other core cast are expected to return in the new season. Now that the ninth season is finally happening, the prospect of the show’s future is very much secure as it is currently the longest-running Arrowverse series. Although it works for the immediate future, we’re not really sure if the series can go beyond the 9th season. Let’s find out in detail below.
Release Date for The Flash Season 9: When is it?
We know that The Flash is coming back with the ninth season and we also know that most of the core characters will be back to reprise their roles but as of now, there’s not much information about the upcoming ninth season. Nevertheless, the renewal announcement came just days back and it’ll probably take a while until we get more updates from the show makers.
But if we have to predict a release date, the new episodes will most likely arrive by the end of this year or by early 2023 at the earliest.
The Flash Season 9 Cast: Who will return?
Fans were excited to learn that a ninth season of The Flash series was renewed and are already extremely looking forward to seeing the speedster and his gang one more time on the screen. So When it comes to the cast it’s obvious for the main characters to return that includes–
- Grant Gustin will play Barry Allen a.k.a The Flash)
- Candice Patton will portray Iris West-Allen
- Jesse L. Martin will play Joe West
- Danielle Nicolet will play Cecile Horton
- Jessica Parker Kennedy will be playing Nora West-Allen/XS
- Jordan Fisher will play the role of Bart Allen/Impulse
- Danielle Panabaker will play the character of Caitlin Snow and Frost
- Kayla Compton will play Allegra Garcia
- Brandon McKnight will be portraying Chester P. Funk
- John Wesley Shipp will play the character of Jay Garrick/The Flash
- Carmen Moore will be playing the role of Kristen Kramer
In addition to that, the viewers can expect to see new faces or guest/cameo appearances in the upcoming ninth season of The Flash. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
The Plot of The Flash Season 9: What to expect?
Plot details are not known as it has not been revealed yet. The eighth season of The Flash begins off with five episodes and is set in the event of Armageddon where Flash is being marked by a villain named Despero who alleges that the protagonist was running at a pace that obliterates the Earth according to Despero’s point in the impending future. Eventually, Barry asks Despero to grant him seven days to prove him wrong but he starts losing his memory and couldn’t even remember the death of Joe West. Many things happened in the previous season but in the last moments, Thawne was captured and the team was celebrating their victory and it ended on a clean note.
Coming back to the plot of the upcoming ninth season, the story might follow a different direction or could continue after the events of the most recent season.