The Flash: Another showrunner will take over season 6


Eric Wallace will be taking over from Todd Helbing as showrunner on The Flash on the sixth season.

It appears that some changes are made afoot within the Arrowverse, while Arrow will end with its eighth and last limited season run next year, The Flash, on the other hand, have a change in leadership. Following the end of season 5, The Hollywood Reporter reported that its current showrunner, Todd Helbing, will step down to focus more on development.

Teen Wolf and Z Nation producer, Eric Wallace, will be in his place as showrunner for season 6. Having served as co-executive producer on The Flash since season 4, it is with the hope that the writer/producer can remain settled, this time as captain of the ship. Neither Greg Berlanti nor Warner Bros. Television made any comment regarding what Helbing’s next move could be.

Berlanti announced via THR:

"“From his first day on The Flash, Todd Helbing has been a leader on the show, behind by the cast and crew for his exceptional talent, vision and wonderful attitude. We are all sad to see him go, but we will all be better for the many shows will no doubt create run in the future.”"

On Wallace, Berlanti added:

"“Eric Wallace has proven his own exceptional talent and voice since season four, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to watch how he shapes the future of Team Flash and the many thrilling adventures that lay ahead for our characters and dedicated fans.”"

Helbing has been involved with the Grant Gustin headlining series since season 2. His brother, Aaron Helbing, served as co-showrunner alongside Andrew Kreisberg until May 2017. Kreisberg was fired that November due to sexual harassment allegations.

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The Flash at the time of this editorial, has currently aired 16 episodes in its fifth season on The CW Network out of a total of 108 episodes overall. Currently it is the most watched DC-related show on the network and will supersede Arrow, the godfather of the Arrowverse as the flagship show. While a release date is not confirmed, Batwoman could potentially be the emerald archer’s replacement. Wallace, whose credits also include Eureka has served as executive producer of The Flash from season 5.