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"The reason you beat Zoom, Godspeed, Thawne, is because speed isn't what drives you, it's love. That's your true force and there is nothing artificial about that. "
Caitlin Snow to Barry Allen[src]

The sixth season of The Flash​​​​​​ premiered on October 8, 2019, on The CW and concluded on May 12, 2020. It was originally going to consist of 22 episodes.[1] However, only 20 were produced[2] due to production shutting down indefinitely on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] On April 20, 2020, it was revealed that only 19 out of the produced 20 episodes would be aired.[4]

Beginning with this season, seasons were broken up into story arcs which were called "Graphic Novels". The first half of the season was called "Blood and Truth"[5] and the second half was called "Reflections and Lies".[6]



Main cast

Recurring cast



  • Executive producer Eric Wallace took over as the sole showrunner this season due to Todd Helbing stepping down from the position at the end of last season to focus on the development of Superman & Lois.[7]
  • On March 13, 2020, it was reported that the production of the season had been shut down until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] As a result, only 20 out of the planned 22 episodes were produced.[2]
    • On March 26, 2020, it was reported that the season would go on hiatus after "All's Wells That Ends Wells" with the hope that the final 2 episodes would be produced and aired later in 2020.[8]
    • On April 20, 2020, Grant Gustin revealed that the season's new finale would be "Success Is Assured" and that it set up a different cliffhanger for next season than originally planned.[4]
    • On May 13, 2020, showrunner Eric Wallace revealed that the last three episodes of this season (episodes 20, 21, and 22), that weren't produced and aired due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will become the first three episodes of next season.[9]



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Promotional images