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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 and villains from across the Arrowverse and have a crossover-type feel.[2][8]
  • One of the new villains this season will be "the biggest and most powerful villain the Flash has yet faced" and will appear early in the season.[10]
    • He comes from the world of horror and the supernatural.[11]
  • Villains from the previous seven seasons will return in unexpected ways to make Barry and Iris' life "a living nightmare."[10]
  • Bart Allen, Nora West-Allen, Sue Dearbon, and Jay Garrick will return.[12][13][14]
  • Iris will have "many exciting things to deal with" as a journalist.[12]
  • Iris' "time sickness" will be addressed and clarified after Armageddon.[11][15]
    • Solving Iris' "time sickness" will be huge part of the entire season and have big ramifications for Barry and Iris' relationship and marriage.[15]
  • This season will feature some unexpected, special guest stars.[11]
  • Barry will become similar to the Flash from the comic books—a confident, incredibly powerful, and secure team leader.[11]
  • A few more relationships will blossom.[11]
  • The first few episodes of the season will further examine Kristen Kramer.[11]
  • Another new villain will force Team Flash to face their mortality in a highly personal and ultimately terrifying way.[16]
  • Joe West is "going to get an incredibly different perspective on life, and it will lead him to a really big choice."[17]
  • Eddie Thawne will return in a flashback episode that will air after Armageddon.[18]
  • Barry's The Flash suit will include gold boots, similar to the ones seen in the comic books.[19]

Confirmed new characters

  • Despero: A powerful and intelligent alien possessing incredible telepathic powers who left his homeworld—Kalanor—under mysterious circumstances. Now he's facing a deadly mission on Earth, one whose outcome will decide the fate of humankind and put him on a collision course with Team Flash.[7]



  • The season began production on August 16, 2021 and is expected to wrap on April 25, 2022.[21]



Promotional images



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates for The Flash, Walker, 4400 and 11 Others" - TVLine
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The CW Fall 2021-22 Schedule: ‘The Flash’ & ‘Riverdale’ Unite, ‘4400’ Lands On Monday, ‘Batwoman’, ‘Nancy Drew’ & ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ On The Move & Alternative Weekend" - Deadline
  3. "'Walker,' 'Flash,' 'Riverdale' Among 12 CW Shows to Score Early Renewals" - Variety
  4. 4.0 4.1 "'The Flash' Original Cast Members Tom Cavanagh & Carlos Valdes Exit The CW's Series After 7 Seasons" - Deadline
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "‘The Flash’: Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker & Candice Patton Ink Deals To Return For Season 8" - Deadline
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "The Flash Season 8 Trailer (HD) 5 Episode Crossover Event" - TV Promos
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "‘The Flash’: Tony Curran Joins CW Series As Despero For Season 8" - Deadline
  8. "‘The Flash’ 5-Episode Season 8 Launch Event Will Have “Crossover-Type Feel,” CW Boss Says" - Deadline
  9. "The Flash to Team With Batwoman, Black Lightning, Mia Queen and (Many) Others in 5-Part Premiere Event" - TVLine
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The Flash Boss Reflects on Season 7's Big Hurdles, Teases 'Greatest Challenge Ever' for WestAllen in Season 8" - TVLine
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 "‘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
  12. 12.0 12.1 "The Flash boss discusses SPOILER's return and teases season 8's 'special event' episodes" - Entertainment Weekly
  13. "Matt's Inside Line: Get Scoop on Titans, Animal Kingdom, New Amsterdam, The Resident, Barry, Good Trouble and More" - TVLine
  14. "Interview: John Wesley Shipp on Bringing Jay Garrick to DC’s Stargirl" - KSiteTV
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Matt's Inside Line: Get Scoop on Grey's, The Flash, The Good Doctor, Magnum, Roswell, NCIS: Los Angeles and More" - TVLine
  16. "Inside Line: Scoop on The Rookie, NCIS, New Amsterdam, Fantasy Island, Titans, The Flash, Magnum, Legends and More" - TVLine
  17. "Fall TV Preview 2021: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 15+ Returning Favorites!" - TVLine
  18. "The Flash Vet Rick Cosnett Confirmed to Return — Get the Latest Details" - TVLine
  19. "The Flash Adds Gold Boots to Supersuit, Grant Gustin Cheers Iconic 'Final Touch' — Official First Look" - TVLine
  20. 20.0 20.1 Eric Dean Seaton (@ericdeanseaton) - Instagram
  21. Directors Guild of Canada Production List