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"Just remember what Dad always says: 'No matter how fast you run, life is about the journey.'"
Nora West-Allen to Bart Allen[src]

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

Like the previous two seasons, this season will be broken up into story arcs which are called "Graphic Novels". The first story arc was called "Armageddon"[2] and the second story arc was called "Death Revisited".[3]

Synopsis

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

  • Villains from the previous seven seasons will return in unexpected ways to make Barry and Iris' life "a living nightmare."[5]
  • Iris will have "many exciting things to deal with" as a journalist.[6]
  • Iris' "time sickness" will be addressed and clarified after Armageddon.[7][8]
    • Solving Iris' "time sickness" will be huge part of the entire season and have big ramifications for Barry and Iris' relationship and marriage.[8]
    • "Into the Still Force" will explore Iris' "time sickness".[4]
  • This season will feature some unexpected, special guest stars.[7]
    • The last couple of episodes will feature some returning / familiar faces.[9]
      • There will be a "surprise cameo" in Episode 20.[10]
  • Barry will become similar to the Flash from the comic books—a confident, incredibly powerful, and secure team leader.[7]
  • A few more relationships will blossom.[7]
  • Joe West is "going to get an incredibly different perspective on life, and it will lead him to a really big choice."[11]
  • Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash may return in some capacity.[12]
  • Nora's sexuality will be acknowledged in "Into the Still Force".[4]
  • "Keep It Dark" will be a "bottle episode".[9]
  • Cecile Horton and Allegra Garcia will both receive a "level up".[13]
    • Cecile will experience "something wild" that will tie into the season finale.[13]
    • "Keep It Dark" will be an Allegra-centric episode showcasing her powers.[13][14]
  • The season finale will be split up into three parts.[15]

Episodes

Production

  • The season began production on August 16, 2021 and wrapped on April 25, 2022.[26]
    • Production went on hiatus on December 18, 2021 and resumed on January 5, 2022.[26]

Trivia

Gallery

Promotional images

Videos

References

  1. "'Walker,' 'Flash,' 'Riverdale' Among 12 CW Shows to Score Early Renewals" - Variety
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Flash boss says the season 8 finale could serve as a series ender (if necessary)" - Entertainment Weekly
  3. @iriscentral_ - Twitter
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "EXCLUSIVE Interview (Part 2) – The Flash Showrunner Eric Wallace On West-Allen In Season 8B, Season 9 Status, Directing, & More" - The Flash Podcast
  5. "The Flash Boss Reflects on Season 7's Big Hurdles, Teases 'Greatest Challenge Ever' for WestAllen in Season 8" - TVLine
  6. "The Flash boss discusses SPOILER's return and teases season 8's 'special event' episodes" - Entertainment Weekly
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "‘The Flash’ Season Finale: EP Eric Wallace Talks New Romances, “Very Unexpected” Guest Stars, A New Arrowverse Villain & More To Come In Season 8" - Deadline
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Matt's Inside Line: Get Scoop on Grey's, The Flash, The Good Doctor, Magnum, Roswell, NCIS: Los Angeles and More" - TVLine
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) - Instagram
  10. "The Flash Finale Features a Surprise Cameo (And It's Not Who You Think)" - TVLine
  11. "Fall TV Preview 2021: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 15+ Returning Favorites!" - TVLine
  12. The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) - Twitter
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "‘The Flash’ EP Eric Wallace Breaks Down the New Key Art, Talks Season 8 Long Game" - TV Insider
  14. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Danielle Panabaker Breaks Down The Flash’s Heartbreaking (SPOILER) In 8.13, Previews Rest Of Season 8 & More" - The Flash Podcast
  15. "The Flash's Danielle Nicolet Teases Deathstorm Endgame Reveals, Cecile's Latest 'Horror Movie' Role" - TVLine
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Recently Added Episode Titles - Various Shows - 31st March 2022" - Spoiler TV
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "Flash “Into The Still Force” Description: Directed by Eric Wallace!" - FlashTVNews
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "Flash “The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen” Description: Directed by Caity Lotz! -FlashTVNews
  19. "Recently Added Episode Titles - Various Shows - 21st April 2022" - Spoiler TV
  20. Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) - Instagram
  21. Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) - Instagram
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 "Flash TV Show Spoilers At FlashTVNews" - FlashTVNews
  23. "The CW Network Announces Summer 2022 Premiere Dates for Returning Shows" - Spoiler TV
  24. 24.0 24.1 Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) - Instagram
  25. "The CW Sets Finale Dates for Walker, Flash, All American and 6 Others" - TVLine
  26. 26.0 26.1 Directors Guild of Canada Production List
  27. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: The Flash Boss Eric Wallace Previews ARMAGEDDON" - The Flash Podcast
  28. Flash TV News (@FlashTVNews) - Twitter
  29. "Jesse L. Martin Departs ‘The Flash’ As Series Regular After 8 Seasons, Will Headline NBC Pilot ‘The Irrational’" - Deadline


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