The CW’s flagship DC sequence, The Flash, is headed to a ninth season. Valuable person Grant Gustin is finalizing a recent contract to reach because the title character in the hit demonstrate, from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, sources said.
I hear the pact Gustin has agreed to is for one 12 months; a multi-12 months provide turned into as soon as on the table. Per sources, the contemporary contract comes with a big elevate for the actor whose wage is believed to be north of $200,000 an episode. I moreover hear Gustin has capped his involvement at 15 episodes subsequent season.
With Gustin on board, The Flash is anticipated to be renewed for Season 9 by the CW and change into the longest working Arrowverse sequence on the network, eclipsing anchor Arrow, which ended its flee after eight seasons. It’d be The Flash‘s closing chapter.
The network most frequently picks up the gargantuan majority of its most smartly-liked slate this time of 12 months. Thanks to the skill CW majority possession sale, the network may well maybe moreover give early renewals to fewer reveals this time, with The Flash fully anticipated to be on the list with persevering with stable linear and digital performance.
There turned into as soon as masses of apprehension amongst The Flash fans whether Gustin would commit to one other season, especially after Stephen Amell’s choice to now not proceed on Arrow on the same juncture resulted in that demonstrate’s close after eighth season. Thanks to The Flash’s gargantuan legacy on the CW, the choice had to be made before the sequence had wrapped manufacturing on Season 8 to present it a handsome sendoff can hold to Gustin opted to switch on.
Gustin has spoken about his accelerate on The Flash as Barry Allen/The Flash, at the side of these feedback on the tip of Season 7.
“Listen, I could well maybe moreover never hold a job this chilly again, that this many other folks in actuality tune in to glimpse, so I’m now not gonna earn it as a right,” he suggested ET. “Seven [seasons] is it for so a lot of the solid in actuality, but I have faith it can per chance be gargantuan if we are able to proceed after that.”
The Flash resumes its eighth season March 9 on a recent contemporary night, transferring to the Wednesday 8 PM slot.