As of 2023, The Flash has become the longest-running current superhero series on television. That’s impressive in and of itself, but what’s most impressive is how vast the superhero TV landscape has become over the past decade because of shows like Arrow and The Flash, and the fact that it is still on the air to see the trend that it started.
Fans have been wondering when Barry Allen’s journey would end for multiple years now and every renewal seemed like an unexpected blessing. But after the season 9 renewal came the announcement that the show would end with a shortened final season. And after the destruction of the Arrowverse at the hands of the sale at The CW, bowing out at nine seasons while it still could was the right decision – and the very least that a show as pivotal as The Flash deserved.
The ninth season has been a divisive one for fans, but it has been quite the adventure with at least some memorable episodes (the reunion episode with Arrow‘s Oliver Queen and Barry’s return to 2000 were the two standouts).
The series wrapped its US TV run on The CW this week, but for fans who watch the show on Netflix (and for international audiences), The Flash‘s final run hasn’t concluded just yet.