The Flash has had a good and long run, but is now ready to hang up his boots. As the longest-running Arrowverse show, and currently the only one remaining of the mainstream continuity, The Flash has seen it all, and battled all kinds of foes. But the show that helped to solidify and expand the Arrowverse will be wrapping up after the upcoming ninth season, seemingly ending the era of television that saw some of DC's biggest heroes saving the world at large. Eric Wallace, the show's EP, released a statement on the news:
Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor and spectacle. And now Barry Allen has reached the starting gate for his last race. So many amazing people have given their talents, time and love to bring this wonderful show to life each week. So, as we get ready to honor the show’s incredible legacy with our exciting final chapter, I want to say thank you to our phenomenal cast, writers, producers and crew over the years who helped make The Flash such an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.
It's certainly bittersweet news. After so many years, the Arrowverse is seemingly wrapping up, with an upcoming shortened season of 13 episodes.