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

Grant Gustin The Flash

Spoilers 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