'The Flash' Announces Premiere Date for Shortened Final Season
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The CW announced back in August that the superhero drama, starring Grant Gustin as the titular hero, will officially wrap up in shortened season 9, which will be consisting of 13 episodes.

AceShowbiz - Barry Allen has set a date for his final chapter. The CW announced on Monday, December 5 that "The Flash" will premiere its ninth and final season on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 officially concluding the Arrowverse on the network.

" '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 at The CW Network, in a statement.

Schwartz added, "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."

Season 9 of "The Flash" will pick up one week after the defeat of Reverse Flash, with Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) 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.

Part of The CW's Arrowverse, "The Flash" debuted on The CW in October 2014. It quickly became the network's most-watched telecast of any series in its history with 6.8 million total viewers. The network announced back in August that the superhero drama will officially wrap up in shortened season 9, which will be consisting of 13 episodes.

"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," executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement.

He continued, "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."

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