The Flash Season 8: Release Date and Time, Plot, Cast & Where To Watch
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The Flash Season 8: The speedster Barry Allen is returning back. Release date, plot, cast, and 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 and the fans are now excited for more. The CW renewed the superhero show for an eighth season in February 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about The Flash Season 8.

Will there be The Flash Season 8?

Fans can rejoice as The CW has renewed The Flash for an eighth season. However, it may be the last season of the long-running series. The renewal came in Feb 2021. Filming for Season 8 started on Aug 16, 2021, and will wrap at the end of March 2022. Like the previous season, Season 8 of The Flash has 18 episodes.

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. Perhaps, this was one of the main reasons why The CW is keeping a close eye on the numbers and may cancel the show after the next season.

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The Flash Season 8 Release Date and Time

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.

On June 15, 2021, The CW revealed its fall 2021 schedule. It confirmed that The Flash Season 8 will premiere on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. A new episode will air every week on Tuesday. The platform further confirmed that there’s no change in timings. It will follow its usual time slot of 8/7c.

The Flash Season 8 kicks off on Nov 16, 2021, with the premiere, titled “Armageddon, Part 1”, launching the five-episode event that will then conclude on Dec 14, 2021. After those five episodes, the show will take a mid-season break before returning in March 2022 for the remaining 15 episodes of the new season.

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The Flash Season 8: Crossover event and plot updates

The CW has planned a five-episode spin-off for the eighth season’s startup. On Tuesday (June 15), the network chairman and CEO, Mark Pedowitz officially announced this. In a press conference, he stated, “The idea for The Flash is Eric Wallace (showrunner) and Greg Berlanti (executive producer) have come together, and we’re talking about other superheroes from the CW-verse that will come together in each individual episodes, it will not quite be a crossover, but it will have a crossover-type feel with the introduction of all these characters.”

The Flash Season 8 CrossoverAlthough he didn’t reveal who all will arrive in The Flash, it’ll be a treat for every Arrowverse fan, whoever they’ll be. Therefore, the plot for the first five episodes is already known, it’ll introduce other Arrowverse superheroes in the show.

Besides this event, nothing is in confirmation of what storyline will season 8 follow. More likely, Season 8 will pick up from the same point Season 7 ended.

As per, in The Flash Season 8, planet Earth will face a threat from a powerful alien under mysterious conditions. Barry, Iris, and the members of Team Flash will be “pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world.” The synopsis reveals that humanity’s destiny is at stake, and time is running out. Moreover, Flash will need the assistance of his old companies during these tiring times “if the good forces are to prevail.”

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 7, 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 in some selected regions including India. Netflix users in the United States have to wait for The Flash Season 8 to drop on Netflix. It will drop on the streamer 8 days after the season’s finale on The CW. Meanwhile, the first seven seasons of ‘The Flash’ are streaming on Netflix.

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