Changes are coming to ‘The Flash’ with the old showrunner leaving and a new showrunner taking his place leading into season 6 later this year….
‘The Flash’ will have a new person leading the ship when season 6 debuts on the CW later this year.
Todd Helbing is stepping down as the showrunner for ‘The Flash’ after handling those duties for the past two seasons. In his place steps Eric Wallace, who is getting promoted after first serving as a co-executive producer and then an executive producer for season 5.
“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,” executive producer Greg Berlanti said about the change in showrunners.
The move at ‘The Flash’ comes on the heels of the news that ‘Arrow’ would be ending after a 10-episode run in season 8 that will debut later this year.
‘Arrow’ was the first DC Comics related television series that helped connect the CW to a much larger universe that started with ‘The Flash’ spinning off several years ago. ‘The Flash’ has now remained the highest rated series of all the DC shows on the CW including ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
There have been rumors that a cast shake up may be headed for ‘The Flash’ as well after season 5 but there have been no confirmations from the CW regarding plans for the show going into season 6.
What we know for certain is Wallace will take over as showrunner with production on ‘The Flash’ season 6 picking up later this summer.