The DC Arrowverse is changing, everyone. Coming into season eight of The CW, The flash has officially lasted as long as its parent series, Arrow. Will the eighth season be the final season for the series? Well if The flash ended with season 8, chances are we’ve heard about it by now. Of super girl and black lightning ending in 2021, we wouldn’t be surprised if the show continues.
Well, there was a report on Grant Gustin talking about seasons 8 contracts and 9 of the long-running (and highest-rated) CW series. So we guess The flash has been staying for a while. Good news! Things start for season 8 on the DC-CW show. Due to COVID, of course, production for The flash was weird for season 7.
With season 8 filming with a minimal break between seasons 7 and 8, the first part of the season won’t be the usual fare. In fact, we get a kind of crossover. Heroes from across the DC TV Arrowverse come in to help Barry (Grant Gustin) and the rest of Team Flash deal with another major crisis. Let’s see what we know so far.
On Wednesday 25 August, the five-part event of The flash was announced. And if you need a crossover, that’s good news! We have it here for you. The five-part special event is known as “Armageddon,” which will likely be as merry as the title sounds. The world is coming to an end. Everything is lost. We know the drill at this point. Fans will see heroes and villains from across the Arrowverse appear.
Who do we see? According to deadline, “Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen and Osric Chau as Ryan Choi.” In addition to these heroes, Tom Cavanagh returns as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash and Neal McDonough returns as Damien Darhk.
The summary reads: “[A] A powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances, and Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton), and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also have to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail. That’s right!
Not “totally” a crossover
It is not surprising that the current selection of Legends of tomorrow and Superman & Lois will be Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Show. We know for sure Legends will make a meta joke, and Superman & Lois will pretend not to be part of the Arrowverse, much to the frustration of those looking for confirmation somewhere. star girl on another earth, more has crossed over with the DC TV verse at this point.
Not the point. Everyone, the “Armageddon” crossover isn’t really a crossover. Crossover lite, if you will. At least that’s what CEO & President of The CW Mark Pedowitz said: “It won’t really be a crossover, but will have a crossover-esque feel and the introduction of all these characters.” So make it what you will, because it sounds like a crossover to us.
The flash showrunner Eric Wallace said: “[W]e do them on a scale that’s bigger and bolder than our traditional Flash episodes. So yes, “Armageddon” is much more than just a graphic novel storyline. It will be a true event for Flash and Arrowverse fans, old and new. Honestly, I can’t wait for the public to see what we’re up to.” Sounds epic. I can’t wait to see it.
“Armageddon” starts when The flash Tuesday back. Nov. 16 at 8/7c on The CW.