Candice Patton has finalized a deal to continue to play Iris West in The Flash‘s upcoming 9th season.
The road for CW’s The Flash has been a long one. The series first premiered back in 2014 as a spinoff of the Arrow series. The character of Barry Allen first appeared in the show’s second season in a two-parter that ended with the iconic character being struck by the bolt of lightning that gave him his powers. Since then the show has gone on for eight seasons, making it the second-longest of the CW DC Arrowverse shows.
The first of these shows, Arrow, ended back in 2020 during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover that saw the titular character meet his end. Following this, various other Arrowverse shows have also ended as well. Supergirl was canceled later that year and Legends of Tomorrow was officially axed earlier in 2022. From the look of things, however, The Flash will keep going if Candice Patton’s new Iris West deal is any indication.
According to TV Line, Candice Patton has finalized a deal to continue playing Iris West in the upcoming 9th season of The Flash. The character was first introduced in the first season of The Flash and was Barry Allen’s principal love interest. Eventually, the two were married in the series and, unlike, Oliver Queen’s romantic relationship, this one is going to continue into the final season.
Here is the synopsis for The Flash Episode #818, “The Man In The Yellow Tie”:
“With a new speedster in town, The Flash (Grant Gustin) gets much more than he bargained for, meanwhile Cecile’s (Danielle Nicolet) powers experience a growth spurt allowing her to aid Team Flash on an entirely different level.”
The CW series stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, Brandon McKnight, and Jesse L. Martin.
The season finale for The Flash‘s 8th season is set to air this Wednesday, June 29. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the show and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: TV Line