As we fast approach The Flash Season 9, here’s everything we know about the upcoming season, which will feature a major villain’s introduction that we all have been waiting for.
The Arrowverse has been around for a decade now and was pivotal to the success of superhero stories on the small screen. The CW is now under new ownership and has axed all of the other Arrowverse shows without even a proper ending, with The Flash being the only TV show left on Earth-Prime.
The Flash Season 9: What we know so far.
The Flash Season 9 will consist of 13 episodes, with Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, and Candice Patton being the only original cast members who will be returning as series regulars this time around, while Jesse L. Martin plays a recurring role this season.
As we fast approach Season 9 of The Flash, we finally have a few more details about the upcoming final season and a major villain’s introduction that we all have been waiting for.
*Spoilers below. Proceed at your own discretion.*
It was announced last month that Javicia Leslie would return to the Arrowverse as Ryan Wilder, aka Batwoman, on The Flash Season 9. She recently even posted a picture of her donning the Bat costume again.
But that’s not it. Javicia Leslie has also been spotted on the set suited up as the Red Death during the filming of the first episode of the final season.
Red Death will appear in the final season of The CW's #TheFlash series.
— The DC Syndicate (@TheDC_Syndicate) October 22, 2022
Yes, the menacing Red Death is coming to The Flash Season 9.
The Flash Season 9: Who is the Red Death?
Red Death has been a much-awaited entry in Arrowverse’s roster ever since he was teased by Captain David Singh back in Season 5.
For those who don’t know, Red Death is an iconic and very personal villain in DC Comics and The Flash’s story.
He is a speedster version of Batman from an alternate earth, who is a member of the Dark Knights, a group of Multiversal super-villain doppelgangers of Batman led by The Batman Who Laughs.
In this particular case of The Flash, instead of Batman, it is rather an alternate version of Batwoman, quite possibly from a different earth like the comics.
The Flash Season 9: Who else is returning?
Apart from Red Death, Richard Harmon will also be in the first episode of the final season, reprising the role of Captain Boomerang, while Paul Anthony as Rainbow Raider was also spotted on the set for the first time since Season 1.
Pied Piper is also set to return in the first half of the season.
The Flash Season 9 will follow the formula of the previous three seasons, with the story being split into two graphic novels. And as it seems that the villain for the first half is Red Death, Cobalt Blue, who was teased in the final episode of Season 8, could very well be the final big bad of the show.
While we may never get to see the proper Crisis event that was promised or the origin story of the Reverse Flash, that back in Season 1, felt like the end goal. Rick Cosnett’s return as Eddie Thawne would still be a fitting and emotionally charged final conflict before we say goodbye.
The Flash premiered in 2014 and was only the second show in the Arrowverse which began with Arrow in 2012. With its premiere, the show became The CW’s Most-Watched TV Show and remained in that number one spot till 2020.
During its earlier seasons, the show was one of the Most Popular TV Shows in the World and used to feature among IMDb’s Top 10 TV Shows all year long and was also a huge point of conversation on Twitter every single week.
Together with Arrow, the show launched Legends of Tomorrow, and their success also led to Supergirl. And annual crossovers between all of these four shows became a huge thing, with the final one, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which took place in 2019-2020, ultimately serving as a finale to Arrow.
The Flash might not be anywhere near as good or memorable as it once was, but we hope the final season can give us, the fans, the proper ending and conclusion we deserve.
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