The Flash season 8 is coming back to The CW this year, but don’t be expecting it to return in February.
The Flash returned to The CW last year to kick off its eighth season. But it didn’t do it in the same fashion as it had previous seasons. With the-powers-that-be aware of the fact that they would only be able to air five episodes before the end of 2021, they made the decision to air what they called “a five-episode-event” instead.
Titled “Armageddon“, that event saw Despero show up from the future and accuse the Scarlet Speedster of becoming a great threat to Central City in the future.
Determined to prove his innocence and spare his loved ones from the threat of the angry alien, Barry traveled to the future and found out that his longtime rival Eobard Thawne had a lot to do with the timeline changes that forced Despero to track him down.
The five-part saga reinvigorated the show, leaving fans more excited about The Flash season 8 than before. But even though 2022 has officially begun, it will still be some time before the show airs new episodes on The CW. It didn’t return in January like some of its Arrowverse counterparts, and it won’t be returning in February either. So just when can viewers expect to see the second part of season 8?
The Flash season 8, part 2 release date
The Flash season 8 will return to The CW for its second batch of episodes on March 9, 2022. Kicking things off on a new night (for the first time ever), the midseason premiere will air on a Wednesday night alongside the second season of Kung Fu and it will launch a brand new story in the aftermath of Armageddon.
It has yet to be revealed what the second half of the season will be about, but we do know that it will see Barry Allen and Iris West-Allen’s children, Bart and Nora, return from the future. It will also feature the comebacks of season 1 characters Eddie Thawne and Ronnie Raymond.
Are you looking forward to the return of The Flash season 8? What are you expecting to happen in season 8, episode 6 and beyond? Let us know in the comments below!