Have no fear, it’s not the end of Barry Allen and our favorite The Flash characters.
The hit CW series was quick to get a renewal– TVLine announced that The Flash would be coming back for season 4 back in January, along with Jane the Virgin, Supernatural, and Arrow.
The Flash has been the CW’s highest-rated show for two seasons according to TV Series Finale. Season 3 averaged a 1.06 in the 18-49 demographic and 2.831 million viewers. For comparison, season 2 averaged a 1.37 rating and 3.53 million total viewers.
The show is based off of the DC Comics character, Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) and is a spin-off from Arrow. The Flash premiered on October 7, 2014, and instantly rose to become the second most-watched premiere in the network’s history behind The Vampire premiere in 2009.
Cosmic Book News recently revealed the official season 4 synopsis of the show, even though the season 3 finale has yet to air. An excerpt from that description reads, “… when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.”
Multiple changes will accompany the new season of The Flash. According to Cinema Blend, Executive Producer Aaron Helbing will be departing after this season, which is surprising considering his brother, Todd, is still attached to the fourth season as an EP.
The Flash always turns things on its head and surprises even the most devoted fans. Tonight will be no exception. Barry has seemingly failed at stopping Iris’ murder, but now, we’re wondering if he’ll be able to defeat Savitar. Is it possible that certain things can’t be changed, and he should give up on trying to save Iris?
Watch the season finale, airing tonight on The CW at 8pm ET/PT.