The Flash Season 7: Premiere Date, Casting, Spoilers and Extra
Season 6 of Flash was unexpectedly canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which left more than a few storylines up in the air. However, it appears that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash are ready to get started right away (pun intended). While the sixth season had ended with an unexpected and unconventional season finale, the cliffhanger was still in effect. Iris’ (Candice Patton) Mirrorverse bow, Barry’s synthetic Speed Force, and Eva’s (Efrat Dor) evil plans for Blackhole all stayed in the air. Thanks to a new trailer of the seventh season and some hints from showrunner Eric Wallace, a little light has now been shed on the upcoming season.
Here’s everything we know about The Flash Season 7 so far.
It will return in January 2021. TV Guide can confirm that The Flash Season 7 premieres on Tuesday, February 23 at 8 / 7c. That’s about a month after some of the other CW shows returned, but the superhero show requires more special effects on each episode than most shows.
Production started in October. Deadline Reports Season 7 began filming in Vancouver on October 1. The studio implemented safety rules and required a two-week self-isolation period before filming all of the Vancouver shows.
The sixth season storylines conclude in the seventh season. The Flash season 6 ended with a cliffhanger. Iris disappeared into the mirror world after apparently developing some mirror powers. Grant Gustin confirmed on the appearance of The Flash Cast’s Stars in the House that we will get our answers in the new season. “Everything that was still in the air at the end of the sixth season, we will tie together at the beginning of the seventh season and then continue with what the authors have planned,” said Gustin.
Hartley Sawyer will not return. Sawyer, who plays Team Flash member Ralph Dibmy (aka Elongated Man), was fired from the series in June after some of his old racist and misogynist tweets re-emerged. Showrunner Eric Wallace immediately took action, saying the tweets were driving him “bloody crazy”.
Showrunner Eric Wallace told Entertainment Weekly, “We’re giving the Elongated Man a break. But we’re going to leave the door open. I’m by no means saying it’s the end of the character. Indeed.” But on the contrary. We just don’t know when it will return or in what form it will return. “Wallace also announced that Ralph would show up at the beginning of season seven to post the character, but Sawyer will not play him.” Well, thank goodness, Ralph is a guy who changes faces and looks in many ways can. Without revealing any spoilers, there are a number of ways we can still get Elongated Man to appear in at least one more episode this season to wrap up the storyline bringing us what we need and allowing fans to at least get themselves to say goodbye to the figure for the indefinite future. “
However, this won’t be the end of Sue Dearbon (Natalie Dreyfuss). Wallace has confirmed that despite Ralph’s departure, we haven’t seen the last of his love interests, Sue. “I called Natalie and said, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll still be part of this season. We’ll find a way.’ When I told her that, I honestly wasn’t entirely sure [how]. But I’m happy to report that we found a way, “Wallace told Entertainment Weekly.” You will see Sue more than once this year, even without the extended man – alone when she performs and helps Team Flash in unexpected ways. And it just becomes fun because it was so much fun. “
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It may not be the last season. Although The Flash has been debuting for a CW series in recent years, showrunner Eric Wallace told TV Guide that he has plans for seasons 8 and 9 of The Flash that he has begun planning. Similarly, Grant Gustin told Michael Rosenbaum on his Inside of You podcast that prior to the COVID-19 crisis, he had talks to extend his contract to seasons 8 and 9.