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The seventh season of The Flash premiered on The CW on March 2, 2021, and concluded on July 20, 2021. It was announced on January 7, 2020.[1]


The season aired on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM prior to Superman & Lois during the first four weeks of March, Supergirl from March 30 to May 11, and Superman & Lois again for the remainder of the season.

It will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on September 28, 2021.[2]

Season seven is split into multiple graphic novels, starting with the continuation of the previous season's Reflections and Lies arc, episodes 1 to 3; then God Complex, episodes 4 to 11; Interlude I, episodes 12 to 14; and The Godspeed Imperative, episodes 15 to 18.

Synopsis

"Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with superspeed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. After a thrilling cliffhanger last season which saw the new Mirror Master victorious and still-at-large in Central City, The Flash must regroup in order to stop her and find a way to make contact with his missing wife, Iris West-Allen.

With help from the rest of Team Flash, which includes superheroes Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, Ralph Dibny, and Nash Wells, as well as the Flash’s adoptive father Joe West, Meta-Attorney Cecile Horton, tough cub reporter Allegra Garcia and brilliant tech-nerd Chester P. Runk…Flash will ultimately defeat Mirror Master. But in doing so, he'll also unleash an even more powerful and devastating threat on Central City: one that threatens to tear his team—and his marriage—apart."[3]

Cast

Starring

Guest starring

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
Reflections and Lies
134 1 "All's Wells That Ends Wells" Sam Chalsen & Lauren Certo Alexandra La Roche March 2, 2021
135 2 "The Speed of Thought" Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza Stefan Pleszczynski March 9, 2021
136 3 "Mother" Eric Wallace & Kristen Kim David McWhirter March 16, 2021
God Complex
137 4 "Central City Strong" Story by: Kristen Kim
Teleplay by: Joshua V. Gilbert & Jeff Hersh
Jeff Byrd March 23, 2021
138 5 "Fear Me" Story by: Thomas Pound
Teleplay by: Lauren Barnett & Christina M. Walker
David McWhirter March 30, 2021
139 6 "The One with the Nineties" Kelly Wheeler & Emily Palizzi Jeff Byrd April 6, 2021
140 7 "Growing Pains" Sam Chalsen & Jess Carson Alexandra La Roche April 13, 2021
141 8 "The People v. Killer Frost" Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza Sudz Sutherland May 4, 2021
142 9 "Timeless" Kristen Kim & Joshua V. Gilbert Menhaj Huda May 11, 2021
143 10 "Family Matters, Part 1" Lauren Barnett & Emily Palizzi Philip Chipera May 18, 2021
144 11 "Family Matters, Part 2" Story by: Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza
Teleplay by: Thomas Pound
Chad Lowe May 25, 2021
Interlude I
145 12 "Good-Bye Vibrations" Kelly Wheeler & Jeff Hersh Philip Chipera June 8, 2021
146 13 "Masquerade" Sam Chalsen & Christina M. Walker Rachel Talalay June 15, 2021
147 14 "Rayo de Luz" Story by: Jess Carson
Teleplay by: Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza
Danielle Panabaker June 22, 2021
The Godspeed Imperative
148 15 "Enemy at the Gates" Story by: Jason v. Gilbert
Teleplay by: Thomas Pound
Geoff Shotz June 29, 2021
149 16 "P.O.W." Kristen Kim & Dan Fisk Marcus Stokes July 6, 2021
150 17 "Heart of the Matter, Part 1" Eric Wallace & Lauren Barnett Eric Dean Seaton July 13, 2021
151 18 "Heart of the Matter, Part 2" Eric Wallace & Kelly Wheeler Marcus Stokes July 20, 2021

Production

Filming

On June 8, 2020, it was announced that production would resume in the following weeks, with COVID-19 production safety policies being put into place by Hollywood North's government Creative BC.[4] Production for the season is expected to start up in August 2020.[5]

On August 8, 2020, it was announced that production would not begin until the industry debate between crew unions and Hollywood unions over COVID-19 testing comes to an end.[6]

Filming for the season officially began on October 1, 2020.[7]

On November 29, 2020, production was suspended due to a team member's asymptomatic COVID-19 diagnosis.[8]

Casting

On March 3, 2020, Brandon McKnight was upped to a series regular role for the seventh season.[9]

On March 5, 2020, Kayla Compton was also promoted to series regular.[10]

On June 8, 2020, series regular Hartley Sawyer, after issuing a public apology on May 30, was fired by showrunner Eric Wallace due to the surfacing of several past offensive tweets.[11][12]

On January 13, 2021, it was announced that Jon Cor was cast in the recurring role of Mark Stevens/Chillblaine.[13]

Reception

Critical response

Ratings

Trivia

  • The first trailer was released on August 22, 2020.[14]
  • Despite originally being set to premiere on February 23, 2021, it was later revealed that the season would instead debut a week later, allowing Superman & Lois to have a two-hour series premiere event.[15][16]
  • On May 4, 2021, it was announced that Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes would be departing as series regulars after seven seasons.[17]

Gallery

Promotional images

Videos

References

  1. "CW Renews Batwoman, The Flash, All American, Supergirl, Legacies + More *Update Confirmed with Full Press Release*" - SpoilerTV
  2. https://amazonadviser.com/2021/07/09/the-flash-season-7-dvd-release-date/
  3. "Flash Season 7 Synopsis Threatens Barry and Iris' Marriage" - CBR
  4. "CW's Arrowverse, Riverdale Start Process to Resume Production" - Comic Book
  5. "Production Dates - Various Shows *Updated 2nd July 2020*" - SpoilerTV
  6. "The Flash Season 7 Won’t Film Until Industry Debate Ends" - Screen Rant
  7. "The Flash Season 7 Will Reportedly Start Filming Next Week" - Screen Rant
  8. "‘The Flash’ Pauses Production After Positive Covid-19 Test" - Deadline
  9. "‘The Flash’: Brandon McKnight Upped To Series Regular For Season 7" - Deadline
  10. "‘The Flash’: Kayla Compton Upped To Series Regular For Season 7" - Deadline
  11. "Hartley Sawyer Fired From 'The Flash' After Racist, Misogynist Tweets Surface (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  12. Hartley Sawyer (@hartleysawyer) on Instagram: "My words, irrelevant of being meant with an intent of humor, were hurtful, and unacceptable. I am ashamed I was capable of these really horrible attempts to get attention at that time. I regret them deeply. This was not acceptable behavior. These were words I threw out at the time with no thought or recognition of the harm my words could do, and now have done today. I am incredibly sorry, ashamed and disappointed in myself for my ignorance back then. I want to be very clear: this is not reflective of what I think or who I am now. Years ago, thanks to friends and experiences who helped me to open my eyes, I began my journey into becoming a more responsible adult - in terms of what I say, what I do, and beyond. I've largely kept that journey private, and this is another way that I have let so many down. I still have more work to do. But how I define myself now does not take away the impact of my words, or my responsibility for them. I am very sorry."
  13. "The Flash Season 7: Shadowhunters' Jon Cor to Play a Chilling Villain" - TVLine
  14. "The Flash Season 7 Trailer (HD) DC FanDome" - TV Promos - YouTube
  15. "The CW Sets Season Premiere Dates For ‘Flash’, ‘Batwoman’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Walker’, ‘Nancy Drew’, ‘Charmed’ & More" - Deadline
  16. CW18Milwaukee (@CW18Milwaukee) on Twitter: "The ultimate power couple. Don't miss the 2-hour #SupermanAndLois premiere event -- featuring a 90-minute debut & 30 minute "Legacy of Hope" special -- Tuesday, February 23rd!"
  17. https://deadline.com/2021/05/the-flash-tom-cavanagh-carlos-valdes-exit-eobard-thawne-harrison-wells-cisco-ramon-season-7-1234749824/