The Flash Season 9 Details: Actor Grant Gustin is reportedly in final negotiations to renew his contract for The Flash season 9. Gustin has played The Flash/Barry Allen since The Flash season one, which kicked off in 2014 on The CW, as part of the DC Arrowverse.
According to sources, the new contract comes with a sizable raise for the actor whose salary is believed to be north of $200,000 an episode. I also hear Gustin has capped his involvement at 15 episodes next season.
With Gustin on board, The Flash is expected to be renewed for Season 9 by the CW and become the longest-running Arrowverse series on the network, eclipsing anchor Arrow, which ended its run after eight seasons. It could be The Flash‘s final chapter.
Grant Gustin’s contract has been finalized, and he’s set to return as the Arrowverse’s Scarlet Speedster for at least one more year.
His new contract extends to 15 episodes, and season nine could be the shortest yet—COVID has capped the normally 22-episode seasons to be 19 episodes for season six and 18 for seasons seven and eight.
A multi-year contract was on the table, but Gustin turned that offer down. With season nine, The Flash is now the longest-running Arrowverse series, beating out its older series Arrow, which ended its eight-season tenure back in 2020.
Now comes word (via Deadline) that Gustin is set to reprise the role for The Flash season 9, as he is said to be currently finalizing negotiations for his return.
This would guarantee the ninth season for the series, making it the longest-running in CW’s Arrowverse.
Arrow finished its run on season 8, being the current record holder, but it appears The Flash will now pass the flagship show.
Gustin’s contract for The Flash season 9 is said to be capped at 15 episodes and for one year, making it a shorter run and potentially the last for the actor.
Currently, Gustin’s per-episode salary is believed to be over $200,000, and this new deal would see a sizable increase for his return.
Gustin has spoken about his journey on The Flash as Barry Allen/The Flash, including these comments at the end of Season 7.
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“Listen, 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,” he told ET. “Seven [seasons] is it for most of the cast actually, but I think it would be great if we can continue after that.”
Surpassing Arrow’s run of seasons on The CW is a great milestone for The Flash, giving future shows a new goal to reach, however, it’s unclear how that scenario will play out given the recent news that WarnerMedia may be planning to sell off the network, due to its lack of profitability.
That said, the renewal of Gustin’s contract and The Flash season 9 seemingly moving forward makes that potential sale seem a good ways off. Either way, it appears that The Flash season 9 is all but guaranteed at this juncture with Gustin leading the way for at least one more run.
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