The Flash Season 8 on Netflix and The CW
The Flash Season 8 on Netflix and The CW

The Flash Season 8: The 8th season of The CW’s popular superhero series ‘The Flash’ is currently airing. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Flash, a spin-off to the superhero show ‘Arrow’, has been a complete fortune, bringing prestige to the Arrowverse. Since its premiere on Oct 7, 2014, The Flash has been one of the top shows on The CW. In the last seven years, it has gained millions of fans. On its premiere, it became the second most-watched show in The CW’s history, after The Vampire Diaries. As you all know, it follows the world’s second-best speedster, Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin and his wife Iris.

While the first three-quarters of the seventh season received a moderate response, the arrival of Bart and Nora West-Allen, Barry and Iris’s future children, and the start of the Godspeed war arc gave a new boost to the show. The Flash season 7 finale saw several speedsters take on the villain Godspeed.

The 8th season of the show premiered on The CW on Nov 16, 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about The Flash Season 8.

The Flash Season 8 Renewal & Other Updates

The CW renewed the series for the eighth season in Feb 2021. Filming for Season 8 started on Aug 16, 2021, and wrapped up in March 2022.

The Flash has been facing some major issues, especially that of the decreasing viewership. It is consistently losing viewers globally. As per the reports, Season 1 garnered around 4 million viewers per episode while Season 7 had only 0.8 million viewers worldwide. Despite a continuous drop in viewership, The CW has already renewed the series for the ninth season.

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The Flash Season 8 Premiere on The CW

The show generally has a schedule to air from October to May. But Season 7 got delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and started airing on March 2, 2021. Season 7 concluded with an action-packed finale on July 20, 2021.

For the eighth season, The Flash returned back to its original schedule. Season 8 debuted on the CW on Nov 16, 2021. Season 8 kicked off with the premiere, titled “Armageddon, Part 1”, launching the five-episode event that concluded on Dec 14, 2021. After those five episodes, the show took a mid-season break before returning for the remaining 15 episodes.

The Flash Season 8 Finale Date and Number of Episodes

The Flash Season 8 also has 20 episodes. As mentioned above, the new season premiered on Nov 16, 2021. After airing its “Armageddon” crossover event for five weeks, the show went on a break. It returned on March 9, 2022. The Season 8 finale will air on Jun 29, 2022.

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The Flash Season 8 Cast: Who’s is coming, Who’s is leaving?

Season 8 of The Flash will be the first to continue without Cisco Roman aka Vibe, portrayed by Carlos Valdes. From the very beginning of the show, he has been the closest companion to Barry Allen and a professor at STAR Labs. Season 7 is the last he’ll have an appearance in. He officially left the show after Episode 12, “Good-Bye Vibrations” which aired on June 8, 2021. However, he returned for the last two episodes.

Apart from him, Tom Cavanagh also left the show after Episode 3, “Mother”, which aired on March 16. 2021. He has played several distinct characters, including Eobard Thawne, Reverse-Flash, and Harrison Wells.

Coming to the cast of Season 8, probably all the main stars will return to play their former roles. These comprise Barry, Iris, Eddie, and others. Also, Jesse L. Martin and Danielle Panabaker are in negotiations to return. Martin plays Joe West, Iris and Wally West’s father, and Barry’s father figure. Panabaker plays Caitlin Snow aka Killer Frost, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert.

During Armageddon (Crossover Event), it was revealed that the next season will feature some super-powered guest star appearances. The Team Flash will add Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, and Chyler Leigh as Sentinel.

Where to watch The Flash Season 8?

The Flash is The CW exclusive show in the United States. A new episode will air every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. If you want to watch The Flash season 8, you can tune in to The CW network at the time it premieres.

If you fail to watch the episode on TV, you can also watch it on The CW’s official website. You can stream the episode the next day on the CW app. The new episodes will be available to stream on live TV streaming services such as Xfinity, DirecTV, Fubo TV, Youtube TV, Hulu Live TV, and Apple TV.

New episodes will be available to watch the next day on Netflix but only in some selected regions including India. Netflix users in the United States have to wait for The Flash Season 8 to drop on Netflix. Here’s when The Flash Season 8 drops on Netflix US. Meanwhile, the first seven seasons of ‘The Flash’ are streaming on Netflix.

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