This Sunday March 7 at 9 p.m. starts on SYFY the broadcast of season 6 of The Flash. Launched in 2014, this superhero born in the pages of DC Comics will therefore resume service for a new burst of episodes, and try once again to save Central City. On this occasion, an overview of what awaits you in this season 6.
A new Showrunner at the helm
After Andrew Kreisberg between 2014 and 2017, then Todd Helbing, The Flash will have a new showrunner for this season 6, the last having indeed announced his departure from the series to better take care of Superman & Lois, newcomer to the ‘Arrowverse. The series will now be chaired by Eric Wallace, producer and screenwriter of Teen wolf, Z Nation and Flash since season 4. He will therefore seize a universe that he already knows very well and that he will be able to renew. “We’re going to stick with everything that worked in the past and take some aspects to extremes, to show viewers things they haven’t seen before.“, explained the new boss of screenwriters on the sidelines of Comic-Con in San Diego.
An ambitious crossover
Season 6 of Flash was the scene of one of the most ambitious crossovers of recent years. In “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, adapted from a Comics of the same name, there are no less than 5 series that intersect. The crossover begins in Episode 9 of Supergirl Season 5, continues in Episode 9 of Batwoman Season 1 and Episode 9 of Flash then in episode 8 of season 8 of Arrow before concluding in episode 8 of season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow. The actors of Black Lightning, absent from the two previous crossovers, also participate in these exceptional episodes.
Already present last year, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) will be back and thus introduce their new series, which began airing a few weeks ago on the CW. But that won’t be the only Kryptonian, as Tom Welling and Erica Durance briefly reprise their roles in Smallville, and Brandon Routh, performer of Ray “ATOM” Palmer in theArrowverse, will return this time in the skin of Superman, thirteen years after the release of Bryan Singer’s film.
Like many series broadcast in 2020, Flash had to stop filming because of the coronavirus epidemic. Out of 22 episodes initially planned for this season 6, only 20 were filmed, and 19 were broadcast on the CW. Luckily, showrunner Eric Wallace had planned a second part of the season in 3 acts, the first spanning episodes 10 to 13, the second episodes 14 to 19 and finally the last of episodes 20 to 22. Each of these acts ending on a cliffhanger, so this allowed this season 6 to offer fans a satisfying finale.
A season in 2 parts
As of this season 6, each season will be divided into two story arcs called “Graphic Novels”. In the first part of this new burst of episodes, Barry Allen has to face a scientist by the name of Ramsey Rosso, aka Bloodwork. This old acquaintance of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) will, following a mourning, seek to defy the laws of nature in order to conquer death while bringing down the heroes of Central City from their pedestal. It is Sendhil Ramamurthy, alias Mohinder in Heroes who will camp this new antagonist.
The second part will see our heroes adapt to the changes that have occurred as a result of “Crisis on Infinite EarthsThe team will have to adapt to the changes in reality that have occurred during this episode. Even if a number of things are the same, there are still some differences, with former antagonists making their comeback, for example. big villain of this second part will however be Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor), a mirror version of Iris, which will cause many problems.
Find season 6 of Flash every Sunday evening at 9 p.m. on SYFY.