‘The Flash’ joined the ranks of the Arrowverse in 2014 and has shown no signs of slowing down ever since. Stemming from the eponymous DC Comics character, the series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a crime scene investigator who runs into a bizarre accident and consequently gains superhuman speed. While it was not a straight line coming to the terms of his superpowers, he realizes the mighty responsibility that he’s been accorded with. Once he does so, there’s no turning back. He uses his superpowers to ward off criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
With the sixth season of ‘The Flash’ cut short due to the outbreak of COVID-19, fans are understandably queasy as to how the show will manage to pick things back up in the seventh season. From its release date to its plot details, here’s everything we know about ‘The Flash’ season 7!
The Flash Season 7 Release Date
‘The Flash’ season 6 premiered on October 8, 2019, on The CW, and concluded on May 12, 2020. Owing to the production shutdown, the makers could only manage to film 19 full-episodes, out of the usual 22.
During DC Fandome in August 2020, Showrunner Eric Wallace weighed in on the matter, saying, “When we had the shutdown happen, as unfortunate as it was, we were on the last day of filming for what would have been the 20th episode of last season, which now will become partially the first episode of season seven.”
As far as season 7 is concerned, here’s what we know. Originally slated for the network’s regular fall schedule, the delay in filming is attributed to the worldwide production shutdowns to keep the coronavirus epidemic in check. The filming is supposed to take place in October 2020 with stringent health and safety guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s well-being. If everything works out, we can expect ‘The Flash’ season 7 to premiere sometime in the first half of 2021.
The Flash Season 7 Cast: Who is in it?
The original cast members that are expected to return for the seventh season include Grant Gustin as Barry Allan/Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L Martin as Joe West, and Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton.
There’s one actor who won’t be making it back to our screens this time around. In the light of Black Lives Matter, Hartley Sawyer, who plays Ralph Dibny AKA Elongated man, was fired from the show after a host of past tweets from the actor containing racist, homophobic, and misogynist content resurfaced. Following their decision, they echoed this message by sharing the post below on their social media handle.
The Flash Season 7 Plot: What can it be About?
Owing to the current situation, the sixth season of ‘The Flash’ left off an unexpected and unconventional season finale. The usual 22 episode-long-run was cut short to 19 instead. However, the sudden exit made for an intense cliffhanger. While the first half of the previous season delves into Barry’s struggles to reconcile with his mortality after learning that he was going to die during the events of the crossover ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ the second half centers on the upshot of the crisis and presents a new threat in the form of Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor), who trapped Iris, Kamilla, and Captain Sigh in a Mirrorverse.
Their fate is left up in the air, and season 7 will address that along with progressing the story forward. During the appearance of the cast members on the ‘Stars in the House,’ Grant Gustin discussed the show heading into the next phase, saying, “Everything that was kind of left in the air at the end of season six we’re going to tie up at the beginning of Season 7 and then continue on with what the writers have planned.” Whatever the next chapter has in store for the characters, rest assured that the show will save the day once again.
The Flash Season 7 Trailer
During DC FanDome that was held on August 22, 2020, the teaser for the seventh installment was unveiled. It mostly consists of footage that was already shot before the shut down in March, which was supposed to be the twentieth episode of the sixth season. Check out the action-packed clip below!
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