What we can expect from season 8 of ‘The Flash,’ so far

Grant Gustin dressed as The Flash on 'The Flash.'
Grant Gustin on season seven, episode 16 of ‘The Flash.’ The CW
  • Season seven of “The Flash” concluded on Tuesday on The CW.
  • There’s more to look forward to when the show returns for season eight on Tuesday, November 16.
  • Showrunner Eric Wallace told Insider that one of his “dream villains” is going to appear.
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Season seven of “The Flash” might be over, but there’s more to look forward to from the Scarlet Speedster when the hit CW series returns in the fall.

The show, starring Grant Gustin as the titular character, wrapped up its latest season on Tuesday night. But “The Flash” was renewed earlier this year, which means Team Flash will be back for more adventures in Central City.

Here’s what we know about season eight of “The Flash,” so far.

Candice Patton (Iris West-Allen), Jesse L. Martin (Detective Joe West), and Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow and Frost) will return alongside Gustin

Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, and Danielle Panabaker sitting on a couch on season seven of 'The Flash.'
Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, and Danielle Panabaker sitting on season seven, episode 12 of ‘The Flash.’ The CW

In June 2021, Deadline reported that the three actors, who have been part of the show since the beginning, will reprise their roles.

It’s unclear if other series regulars – Danielle Nicolet (Cecile Horton), Kayla Compton (Allegra Garcia), and Brandon McKnight (Chester P. Runk) – will also star on the upcoming season.

A major villain is headed to the series, according to showrunner Eric Wallace

Godspeed wearing a white and gold suit on season seven of 'The Flash.'
Godspeed on season seven, episode 15 of ‘The Flash.’ The CW

Since its debut in 2014, “The Flash” has featured plenty of comic-book foes, from Savitar and Godspeed to Gorilla Grodd and King Shark. Fans can expect to see another key adversary when the show returns.

“Without spoilers, one of my dream villains from the DC universe is coming to ‘The Flash,'” Wallace told Insider.

“I’m still pinching myself that DC comics was like, ‘Yeah, do that. That sounds great,'” he recalled.

Wallace added: “Probably my biggest dream character is coming in season eight to fight The Flash. I can’t wait.”

Fans can expect crossover-type team-ups

Grant Gustin dressed as The Flash on 'The Flash.'
Grant Gustin on season seven, episode 16 of ‘The Flash.’ The CW

The CW chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz told reporters at a press conference that season eight will kick off with five special event episodes that will include familiar faces from the Arrowverse, per Entertainment Weekly.

“We’re talking about other superheroes from the CW-verse that will come together in each individual episodes,” Pedowitz said. “It will not quite be a crossover, but it will have a crossover-type feel with the introduction of all these characters.”

Season 8 premieres on The CW on Tuesday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET

Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen on season seven, episode 11 of 'The Flash.'
Candice Patton and Grant Gustin on season seven of ‘The Flash.’ The CW

The episode of “The Flash” will be directly followed by the season six premiere of “Riverdale.”