The Flash season six ended abruptly due to the coronavirus with three episodes left to film and produce. The CW announced The Flash will return next spring. The cast and showrunner appeared on the DC FanDome event to talk about their characters’ journeys and what to expect when the show returns. 

The panel included executive producer Eric Wallace and stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Brandon McKnight and Kayla Compton

The conversation started with talk about season six and where we left off. Iris (Patton) is trapped in the mirror verse with Kamilla (Victoria Park) and Chief Singh (Patrick Sabongui). The big bad, Eva (Efrat Dor), is out in the real world and got her revenge on her evil husband. She told Barry to stay out of her way, knowing he is losing his speed.

The panel really liked splitting up the season into two different storylines, especially Patton and Panabaker. This season gave the two super ladies an opportunity to stand out from everyone else in different ways. They also talked about the episode “Kiss, Kiss, Breach, Breach,” which is a Cisco-centric episode. The season six Blu-Ray features a special black and white version of that episode that Valdes absolutely loves. 

Compton and McKnight are excited about their promotions to series regulars. Both were a little intimidated when they guest starred on the show and were finding their place, but the rest of the cast quickly adopted them into the family.

When The Flash returns, we will get to see how or if Barry saves Iris and how or if he gets his speed back. Barry will bring together the greatest minds in Central City– Cisco, Chester, Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and himself– to find a way to get his speed back. And he needs to do it before Eva “liberates” the world.

Wallace didn’t give much detail about what’s in store for season seven, except to say the big bad could be someone from the newer comics. “I want to make sure that new fans, especially new young 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. There might be a young girl or boy reading those Flash books right now going ‘Where are my villains? Where are my generation’s villains?'”

Wallace also mentioned that the trailer is the footage from the last episode they filmed, episode 20. He said to look for easter eggs throughout the trailer. You can watch the season seven trailer below.

RELATED: Read all of our The Flash season six recaps here. 

The Flash returns to The CW in Spring 2021.

 

 

Noetta Harjo
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