The Flash is currently in its seventh season and is closing in on Arrow as the Arrow-verse’s longest-running show. Unfortunately, Flash viewers will have to say goodbye to not one, but two original series stars who will not be returning after this season.
The following contains – The Flash spoilers.
At the end of the seventh season, The Flash would have lost two of its original cast members.
Both Tom Cavanagh, who plays Harrison Wells in different incarnations, and Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco Ramon, are leaving the show.
This reduces the number of original cast members on The Flash to four, with Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, and Jesse L. Martin remaining on the show, while Gustin is the only one whose Season 8 return has been confirmed at the time of writing.
“Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons, and will be greatly missed,” show-runner Eric Wallace said in a statement to Deadline. “Both are incredible talents who created beloved characters that fans and audiences around the world have come to love.”
That’s why we’re happy to keep the door open for future visits.”
Cavanagh’s tenure as a series regular was supposed to end when season six ended, but the season was cut short due to the pandemic.
He hinted that his tenure on the show was coming to an end in an Instagram message to fans in February 2020.
“Creating and playing the countless Wells that make up ‘Wells st’ on The Flash has been a delight,” he wrote.
“They will always be connected by a single unbreakable thread of appreciation, no matter how brusque, sunny, capricious, or perpetually shameless they are. Thank you to anyone who contributes to this small superhero presentation on both sides of the screen.”
Jordan Fisher, who starred in To All the Boys: PS I Always Love You, was cast as Barry and Iris’ future son Bart Allen in March.
Jordan will make his first appearance as Bart in the show’s 150th episode, which will air later this season.
In the United States, The Flash airs on The CW. In the United Kingdom, the show is broadcast on Sky One and NOW.