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The Flash was renewed for an eighth season by The CW on February 3, 2021.[3] It will premiere on November 16, 2021.[1]


Main cast

Confirmed plot points

  • This season will start with a special "five-episode event" that will feature different heroes from across the Arrowverse and have a crossover-type feel.[2][6]
  • The "big bad" of this season will be "the biggest and most powerful villain the Flash has yet faced" and will appear early in the season.[7]
  • Villains from the previous seven seasons will return in unexpected ways to make Barry and Iris' life "a living nightmare."[7]
  • Bart Allen and Nora West-Allen will return.[8]
  • Iris will have "many exciting things to deal with" as a journalist.[8]
  • Iris' "time sickness" will be addressed. [9]
  • The writers want to this to be "the season of Flash where we're making a conscious effort to turn Grant into The Flash from the comic book - the most confident, incredibly powerful, secure team leader."[9]
  • A few more relationships will blossom.[9]
  • Season 8 will further examine Kristen Kramer in the first few episodes.[9]