The Flash is making a major change. Deadline reports Eric Wallace will take over as showrunner for the CW series’ upcoming sixth season.
The DC superhero drama centers on police scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who develops super speed after a dark-matter lightning strike. The cast also includes Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin.
Wallace, who has worked on The Flash since season four, will be taking over as showrunner from Todd Helbing beginning with season six. The CW series’ fifth season airs its finale on May 14th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
From executive producer Greg Berlanti:
From his first day on The Flash, Todd Helbing has been a leader on the show, beloved by the cast and crew for his exceptional talent, vision and wonderful attitude. We are all sad to see him go, but we will all be better for the many shows he will no doubt create and run in the future.”
Eric Wallace has proven his own exceptional talent and voice since season four, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to watch how he shapes the future of Team Flash and the many thrilling adventures that lay ahead for our characters and dedicated fans.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Flash? Where would you like to see the show go in future seasons?