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The eighth season of The Flash premiered on The CW on November 16, 2021, and concluded on June 29, 2022. It was announced on February 3, 2021.[1]

The first arc of the season is entitled Armageddon, which is a five episode-long crossover event that aired on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM prior to Riverdale from November 16 to December 14. The remainder of the season aired on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM prior to Kung Fu from March 9 to June 15, and Wellington Paranormal on June 22 and June 29.

Synopsis

A powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.

Cast

Starring

Special guest stars

Guest starring

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
Armageddon
152 1 "Armageddon, Part 1" Eric Wallace Eric Dean Seaton November 16, 2021
153 2 "Armageddon, Part 2" Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza Menhaj Huda November 23, 2021
154 3 "Armageddon, Part 3" Sam Chalsen Chris Peppe November 30, 2021
155 4 "Armageddon, Part 4" Lauren Barnett Chad Lowe December 7, 2021
156 5 "Armageddon, Part 5" Kristen Kim Menhaj Huda December 14, 2021
Interlude II
157 6 "Impulsive Excessive Disorder" Thomas Pound David McWhirter March 9, 2022
158 7 "Lockdown" Christina M. Walker Stefan Pleszczynski March 16, 2022
Death Revisited
159 8 "The Fire Next Time" Joshua V. Gilbert David McWhirter March 23, 2022
160 9 "Phantoms" Jeff Hersh Stefan Pleszczynski March 30, 2022
161 10 "Reckless" Jess Carson Kellie Cyrus April 6, 2022
162 11 "Resurrection" Greg Beeman Emily Palizzi April 13, 2022
163 12 "Death Rises" Story by: Alex Boyd
Teleplay by: Arielle McAlpin & Dan Fisk
Phil Chipera April 27, 2022
164 13 "Death Falls" Story by: Sam Chalsen
Teleplay by: Joshua V. Gilbert
Chris Peppe May 4, 2022
Interlude III
165 14 "Funeral for a Friend" Story by: Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza
Teleplay by: Jeff Hersh
Vanessa Parise May 11, 2022
166 15 "Into the Still Force" Lauren Barnett & Christina M. Walker Eric Wallace May 18, 2022
167 16 "The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen" Thomas Pound & Jess Carson Caity Lotz May 25, 2022
Graphic Novel #7
168 17 "Keep It Dark" Kristen Kim & Emily Palizzi Danielle Panabaker June 8, 2022
169 18 "The Man in the Yellow Tie" Sam Chalsen Marcus Stokes June 15, 2022
170 19 "Negative, Part 1" Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza Jeff Byrd June 22, 2022
171 20 "Negative, Part 2" Eric Wallace Marcus Stokes June 29, 2022

Production

Casting

Filming

Filming began on August 16, 2021 and wrapped up on April 25, 2022.[4]

Reception

Critical response

Ratings

Trivia

  • On May 4, 2021, it was announced that Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes would not be returning as series regulars.[5]
  • On June 30, 2021, it was announced that key cast members Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, and Danielle Panabaker had all closed deals with Warner Bros. to continue in the eighth season with lead Grant Gustin.[3]
  • This is the second season of the series to not premiere in the month of October.
  • The season was previously set for an episode count of 18, before it was later revealed that it was upped to 20.[6][7]

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