New episodes of The Flash are currently airing on The CW, but the sixth season will end before planned with only 19 episodes. Looking forward to the future, Grant Gustin has one more season on his contract and talks had begun on extending him for seasons 8 and 9, but those talks have been shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic as well.
In a new interview with TVline, Gustin discussed the current state of contract talks and the potential future of the series.
On adding more seasons after 7:
“The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped. We don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks.
I had faith really early on that the show would be on for a while. 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. There are a lot of opportunities that have gone away because of schedule conflicts. You just can’t have everything.”
So, what does this mean? It could be a barganing tactic from the CW star, but he does have a point. He’s in his prime and there are opportunities on the table that aren’t going to wait around for him. The question is whether it’s worth it for him to remain the flash or if he should start considering his options.