Series overview
Season 1234567

The Flash was renewed for a seventh season by The CW on January 7, 2020.[2] It will premiere in January 2021.[1]


Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with superspeed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. After a thrilling cliffhanger last season which saw the new Mirror Master victorious and still-at-large in Central City, The Flash must regroup in order to stop her and find a way to make contact with his missing wife, Iris West-Allen. With help from the rest of Team Flash, which includes superheroes Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, Ralph Dibny, and Nash Wells, as well as the Flash’s adoptive father Joe West, Meta-Attorney Cecile Horton, tough cub reporter Allegra Garcia and brilliant tech-nerd Chester P. Runk…Flash will ultimately defeat Mirror Master. But in doing so, he’ll also unleash an even more powerful and devastating threat on Central City: one that threatens to tear his team—and his marriage—apart.[src]


Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

  • The "big bad" of this season will be male and his story will be related to Barry and Iris.[7]
  • The real Godspeed will appear[8] and he will be one of the "Big Bads" of this season.[9]
  • Rosa Dillon/Top will return.[9]
  • Iris will escape from the Mirrorverse early on in the season, but being stuck in there will have affected her in some way.[9]
  • Ralph will appear in at least one episode in order to wrap up Sue's storyline. After that storyline wraps up, he will be written off.[7]
  • Sue will appear in multiple episodes after Ralph is written off and help Team Flash in an unexpected way.[7]
  • A "main character" will have a season-long arc that will tie into this season's "Big Bad".[7]


# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "All's Wells That Ends Wells" TBA TBA January 2021[1]


  • On May 13, 2020, showrunner Eric Wallace revealed that the last three episodes of the previous 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 this season.[7]
  • On June 8, 2020, Hartley Sawyer was fired from the role of Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man.[10]
    • On August 24, 2020, Eric Wallace revealed in an interview that Ralph will appear in at least one episode, portrayed by a new actor, in order to wrap up Sue's storyline from the previous season. Ralph will then be written off but may return in some form in the future.[7]


  • This will be the first season of The Flash to not premiere in October.
  • Like last season, this season will be split into "Graphic Novels." However, showrunner Eric Wallace said "they’re not going to be broken up in the way I think folks expect."[11]


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