The Flash season 8 and 9 talks halted by coronavirus pandemic

Actor Grant Gustin says "everything has stopped" due to COVID-19

The Flash

We’ve got good news and bad news for you, Flash fans. The good: there have been talks surrounding the possibility of not just one but two more seasons of the superhero show. The bad: all negotiations have been disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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At least, that’s according to Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen/The Flash in the CW series. Speaking on Inside of You podcast, Gustin recently revealed that the show’s upcoming seventh season is the last he is contracted for – with seasons eight and nine currently in doubt.

“The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped,” he said.

“We don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks.”

If the show isn’t renewed however, it may allow Gustin to take up other in-demand parts. As he later revealed on the podcast, he’s been forced to turn down roles due to The Flash commitments.

“There are plenty of things I feel I missed out on. The Flash has been so amazing, but we’re six years in now and the past four [summer] hiatuses I have had a project that has fallen through because of Flash,” he explained.

“There are a lot of opportunities that have gone away because of schedule conflicts. You just can’t have everything.”

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