And you thought Crisis on Infinite Earths was going to be the end of The Flash? Think again! The CW had already confirmed The Flash Season 7 renewal back in January, only halfway through the show’s sixth season. The Flash Season 7 renewal news came alongside renewals for fellow Arrowverse shows Batwoman, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, as well as Nancy Drew, All American, Charmed, Dynasty, Legacies, Roswell, NM, and Riverdale.
“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz back in January. “We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”
Of course, that was before the COVID-19 pandemic came along and changed everything, shutting down TV and film productions worldwide back in March, and forcing the entire Arrowverse lineup of shows to end their seasons unexpectedly early. The good news is, the final episode of The Flash was a surprisingly strong one, and even left the door open for The Flash Season 7 to come back stronger.
The Flash Season 7 Story
Creatively, The Flash was given something of a new lease on life during its sixth season. New showrunner Eric Wallace divided season six into two shorter arcs, with different big villains for the fall and spring halves of the season. Additionally, the series spent much of its time since episode one grappling with the inevitable knowledge of Barry Allen’s disappearance during Crisis on Infinite Earths. But with Crisis now behind us, the show will have new mysteries to explore in future seasons.