Written by Edwin Francisco
Grant Gustin is set to sign on a new deal for The Flash’s ninth and possible final season.
Grant Gustin has played The Flash for nine years now.
He first appeared in the TV show Arrow in 2013, which introduced him as a Crime Scene Investigator.
Although he didn’t show up as the Flash in that episode, DC fans know that he is going to be.
The episode also kick-started DC having a live-action multi franchise of their own.
A solo series for The Flash was released back in October 2014.
The Flash has been one of the most popular shows in DC’s Arrowverse.
Although the ratings of the show have been steadily declining, it’s still high enough for CW to keep the show going.
Grant Gustin Signs On For Likely Last Flash Season
Regardless of what you think of the show, it has even gained a lot of awards.
It has even been recognized as one of the “Best Science Fiction TV Shows of all Time” in 2016 by Rolling Stone.
Based on a report from Deadline, Grant Gustin has agreed to a one-year deal.
This deal will span a maximum of 15 episodes.
It is also believed that his salary has raised upwards of $200,000 per episode.
Originally, Grant Gustin was offered a multiyear contract, but only agreed to one.
Which made people believe that this is The Flash’s final season.
Nothing has been announced yet, but it does seem to be leading to that.
Grant Gustin once said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight regarding his current contract:
I can definitely see myself doing more than just the one [season] that I have left on this current contract. Seven [seasons] is it for most of the cast actually, but I think it would be great if we can continue after that. I may never have a job this cool again, that this many people actually tune in to watch, so I’m not gonna take it for granted.
Once Grant Gustin finalizes the deal, the ninth season will be the shortest season compared to the past 8 seasons which had 18-23 episodes.
Also, this makes The Flash the longest running series in the Arrowverse.
Arrow lasted eight seasons from 2012, up until 2020.
While Supergirl lasted for six years. Legends of Tomorrow is still ongoing with the show currently in it’s seventh season.
The Flash Season 8 is set to return on March 9th on the CW.