"The Flash": Series ends after ninth season

The CW pulls the plug on "The Flash".

"The Flash": Series ends after ninth season

The CW pulls the plug on "The Flash". As reported, among other things, by "Entertainment Tonight", the broadcaster is ending the superhero series with the upcoming ninth season. In May, The CW announced a one-season extension.

Not enough that the series around the lightning-fast Barry Allen (Grant Gustin, 32) ends abruptly after nine rounds. The final season is also significantly shorter than the previous editions. The ninth season will only have 13 episodes. For comparison: the first four seasons each had 23 episodes. After that it tended to get shorter. Season seven only lasted about 18 issues. In the last round so far it was 20 again.

Like the number of episodes, the ratings dropped as the season progressed. In the first season in 2014, an average of 4.62 million US citizens tuned in. The ratings went down steadily, in the seventh season it was only 1.58 million per episode.

Of course, there is no mention of this in the broadcaster's statement at the end of the series. Producer Eric Wallace only had words of praise. "So many great people have given their talents, time and love to bring this wonderful show to life every week," he said. "So as we prepare to honor the incredible legacy of the series with our exciting final chapter, I want to thank our phenomenal cast, writers, producers and crew who have helped make 'The Flash' became an unforgettable experience for viewers around the world".