‘The Flash’ Executive Producer On What He Would Change From Season 3

SavitarSpoilers ahead for the third season of The Flash. 

The third season of The Flash really doubled down on the time travel aspect, with about half the season dedicated to stopping a key event. While still balancing the mystery surrounding Savitar’s identity, the third season of The Flash was a mixed bag for some, and a pure revelatory experience for others. Depending on where you stand on the third season, executive producer Todd Helbing made it clear that the season will be more of an isolated experience if anything.

Depending on where you stand on the third season, executive producer Todd Helbing made it clear that the season will be more of an isolated experience if anything.

When speaking with Den of Geek at Comic-Con, Helbing shared that they’ll be toning down the time travel aspects going forward:

“I think we’ve all had our fill of time travel for a bit. It’s confusing and hard to tell those stories. It got pretty dark last year, and that’s about as dark as we want to go with this show, so we’re going to dial it a little bit back to season 1 and have The Flash enjoy being The Flash.”

Helbing decided to go into specifics about what he would change in the third season. In particular, Helbing stated that showing the apparent murder of Iris West early in the season led to a lack of tension and mystery being sustained. In addition, he would have opted to reveal Savitar’s true identity earlier:

“One thing we probably would have changed would have been to reveal Savitar a little bit earlier, especially since Grant is so amazing with his evil, future version of himself. It became tricky but I’m certainly proud of what we did last season.”

While Helbing’s changes may be controversial for some fans, it’s truly great to see the creators behind some of our favorite shows be honest about the product they’re creating. In the end, mistakes are made, and creators realize that too.

The Flash will return to The CW on October 10.

Source: Den of Geek

5 Things We Want To See In ‘Flashpoint’

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Ezra Miller The Flash DC FlashpointWith DC revealing that the upcoming Flash movie will be titled Flashpoint, fans are wracking their brains trying to figure out what will happen. While the story is famous for rebooting the DC universe before the New 52 initiative, the series is chop full of awesome moments. The book is full of awesome alternate versions of characters and emotional moments that ground the universe-changing story in a deeply personal core narrative. For those who don’t know, Flashpoint follows what happens after Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother on the night of her murder. When he returns to the present, he finds that everything he’s ever known is different and he’s even lost his powers.

It might not be the perfect story to introduce people to the larger Flash universe, but I trust Geoff Johns. Hopefully now that the plot seems to be a bit more set, a director or directors (I’m looking at you Phil Lord and Chris Miller) will step onto the project soon and help mold it into something awesome. If Warner Bros. chooses to introduce an alternate version of the DC Extended Universe to the bigscreen, there’s no one I’d rather explore it with than Flash. Barry Allen is the heart and soul of the DCU, so it’s only fitting to watch him try and inject some light into a dark version of his home.

Hit Next to learn about the five things we want to see in Flashpoint.

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.

  • I’ll believe it when I see it. Two terrible seasons in a row has eroded all of the goodwill the first season of the show earned.