We’ve previously covered how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the film and television industry. And while The Flash was scheduled to come back on-air on April 20 with the sixteenth episode of its sixth season. CW previously announced that they were suspending/delaying the entire Arrowverse slate. Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Batwoman have all hit a snag. And as it turns out, The Flash is also out of the running.
All of the above-mentioned shows are returning for their final batch of episodes this week. The Flash, however, will end its Season 6 early with Episode 19 as the final episode.
Throughout the course of The Flash’s Season 6, the Arrowverse saw its annual set of crossover events. And this time, The Crisis On Infinite Earths brought about long-lasting consequences for the entire Arrowverse.
An Early Cliffhanger
The Biggest of them being that the main Arrowvers, Supergirl and Black Lightning’s Earths are now being consolidated into one. This pretty much means that the shows will now all take place in the same reality. As Barry deals with the effects of this major crossover, The Flash season 6 has had Team Flash going toe-to-toe with the criminal organization Black Hole.
To top it all off, Iris has been kidnapped and the one we see in the show is an imposter. It’s possible that the next few episodes will tackle these plotlines. But it stands to reason that the show won’t actually be able to resolve them in its entirety. Oh, and the ever-returning presence of the Reverse-Flash is also a major hurdle this season.
Grant Gustin went on to reveal what fans can actually expect from the show’s finale. Stating, “‘Success Is Assured’ is going to end up being our finale, so we’re going to have a different cliffhanger than originally planned. But the cliffhanger at the end of 619 does serve as a pretty good finale.”
So, that’s that! The Flash is indeed ending early. But in other Flash news, Ezra Miller’s Flash film is moving ahead and just received a new release date of June 2022.