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The Flash was renewed for an eighth season by The CW on February 3, 2021.[2] It premiered on November 16, 2021.



Main cast

Recurring 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.[4][5]
  • Villains from the previous seven seasons will return in unexpected ways to make Barry and Iris' life "a living nightmare."[7]
  • Bart Allen, Nora West-Allen, Sue Dearbon, and Jay Garrick will return.[9][10][11]
  • Iris will have "many exciting things to deal with" as a journalist.[9]
  • Iris' "time sickness" will be addressed and clarified after Armageddon.[12][13]
    • Solving Iris' "time sickness" will be huge part of the entire season and have big ramifications for Barry and Iris' relationship and marriage.[13]
  • This season will feature some unexpected, special guest stars.[12]
  • Barry will become similar to the Flash from the comic books—a confident, incredibly powerful, and secure team leader.[12]
  • A few more relationships will blossom.[12]
  • Another new villain will force Team Flash to face their mortality in a highly personal and ultimately terrifying way.[14]
  • Joe West is "going to get an incredibly different perspective on life, and it will lead him to a really big choice."[15]
  • Eddie Thawne will return in a flashback episode that will air after Armageddon.[16]
  • Barry's The Flash suit will include gold boots, similar to the ones seen in the comic books.[17]
  • Ronnie Raymond will return for two episodes, starting with Episode 11.[18]



  • The season began production on August 16, 2021 and is expected to wrap on April 25, 2022.[20]



Promotional images



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Flash and Riverdale, Following Their 5-Episode Premiere Events, to Return in March — on New Nights" - TVLine
  2. "'Walker,' 'Flash,' 'Riverdale' Among 12 CW Shows to Score Early Renewals" - Variety
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Flash “Armageddon, Part 5” Description: Mia Queen Returns!" - FlashTVNews
  4. "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
  5. "‘The Flash’ 5-Episode Season 8 Launch Event Will Have “Crossover-Type Feel,” CW Boss Says" - Deadline
  6. "The Flash to Team With Batwoman, Black Lightning, Mia Queen and (Many) Others in 5-Part Premiere Event" - TVLine
  7. "The Flash Boss Reflects on Season 7's Big Hurdles, Teases 'Greatest Challenge Ever' for WestAllen in Season 8" - TVLine
  8. "'The Flash' Season 8 Stages a 'Glee' Reunion With Max Adler Returning as The Hotness" - Collider
  9. 9.0 9.1 "The Flash boss discusses SPOILER's return and teases season 8's 'special event' episodes" - Entertainment Weekly
  10. "Matt's Inside Line: Get Scoop on Titans, Animal Kingdom, New Amsterdam, The Resident, Barry, Good Trouble and More" - TVLine
  11. "Interview: John Wesley Shipp on Bringing Jay Garrick to DC’s Stargirl" - KSiteTV
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "‘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
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Matt's Inside Line: Get Scoop on Grey's, The Flash, The Good Doctor, Magnum, Roswell, NCIS: Los Angeles and More" - TVLine
  14. "Inside Line: Scoop on The Rookie, NCIS, New Amsterdam, Fantasy Island, Titans, The Flash, Magnum, Legends and More" - TVLine
  15. "Fall TV Preview 2021: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 15+ Returning Favorites!" - TVLine
  16. "The Flash Vet Rick Cosnett Confirmed to Return — Get the Latest Details" - TVLine
  17. "The Flash Adds Gold Boots to Supersuit, Grant Gustin Cheers Iconic 'Final Touch' — Official First Look" - TVLine
  18. "Robbie Amell returning to The Flash in season 8" - Entertainment Weekly
  19. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: The Flash Boss Eric Wallace Previews ARMAGEDDON" - The Flash Podcast
  20. Directors Guild of Canada Production List
  21. "'The Flash' Original Cast Members Tom Cavanagh & Carlos Valdes Exit The CW's Series After 7 Seasons" - Deadline