Season 7 of The CW’s popular superhero series, ‘The Flash’, is all set for its release. Read on to find out the exact date.
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, ‘The Flash’ is an American superhero show based on a DC Comics character of the same. A spin-off of the 2012 crime-fighting superhero series ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ is a part of the same fictional universe known as Arrowverse. Initially planned as a backdoor pilot, Grant Gustin’s two appearances as Barry on ‘Arrow’ prompted the executives to create a complete show with him leading it. ‘The Flash’ first premiered in 2014 and opened to the second-most watched premiere in the history of the channel.
It became an instant hit and even won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama” the same year as its release. Over the years the show has even received critical acclaim for its excellent conceptualization, dialogues, storytelling, and action sequences. The series was renewed for a seventh season in 2020 and is set to premiere on March 2, 2021.
- ‘The Flash’ – Fast. Furious. Fantastic.
- Season 7: What will we get to see?
- Season 7: Release date update
‘The Flash’ – Fast. Furious. Fantastic.
The show follows crime scene consultant Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who acquires super-human speed after the blast of the S.T.A.R. Labs’ particle accelerator. He then begins using his newly gained powers to battle crime and chase other metahumans in Central City as the Flash, a costumed superhero. Barry seeks after his mom’s killer, Eobard Thawne, eventually finding out that his coach Harrison Wells is Eobard in a mask. Later, Eobard’s ancestor Eddie sacrifices himself to eradicate Eobard but ends up opening a singularity in the meanwhile.
The series also features Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, and Efrat Dor as Eva McCulloch amongst others.
‘The Flash’ has, over the seasons, gained popularity globally winning numerous accolades. In 2016, Rolling Stone ranked the show 23rd on its list of “40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time”. Due to its success, the series, along with ‘Arrow’, has even spun characters out to their own show, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. In 2015, The CW even launched a blog called ‘The Chronicles of Cisco’ which later became an Instagram account that gave an insight into the events during and outside of ‘The Flash’s’ episodes.
Season 7: What will we get to see?
In the finale of season 6, Iris was seen cracking and refracting light, before “blinking” away. The subsequent episode was supposed to show what happened to her and where she went. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the season was cut short and now that episode will be the first one for The Flash season 7. Barry will continue to deal with his speedster power outage. With the arrival of a new villain, Eva’s plans will suffer. David Ramsey will also be seen reprising his role of John Diggle from ‘Arrow’.
Furthermore, the real Godspeed will finally be playing a major role in the new season. Showrunner Eric Wallace revealed,
“I want to make sure new fans — especially young new fans who are reading the comic book right now — are welcomed to the show, so it’s not just Silver Age villains and Bronze Age villains”
Actor Jon Cor is also set to portray the DC Comic villain Chillbane, who uses cryogenic technology to create his weapons in the upcoming season.
Season 7: Release date update
The CW has announced that season 7 will release on March 2, 2021. The show was earlier scheduled to release on February 23rd, but was moved up by a week to premiere the 90-minute long episode 1 of the first season of ‘Superman and Lois’.
The best thing about the upcoming season will be that Barry and Iris will most likely have a happy ending. Wallace recently expressed,
“Because I love happy endings. I know you’ve been through a lot [in Season 6] … But don’t worry, there will be a happy ending”.
So, fans will have a lot of love and action to look forward to for sure.
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