The CW will conclude the Arrowverse’s decade-plus reign in 2023 with The Flash’s final season.
The Fastest Man Alive will finally end, with The Flash ending its run on The CW in 2023.
The CW announced that The Flash’s upcoming season, scheduled to premiere on the network’s midseason schedule (which typically begins in January), would be its last. The series, which was the first to spin off the success of 2011’s Arrow and officially turn it into an entire small-screen DC Universe (dubbed, naturally, The Arrowverse), is also the last show in that universe still standing.
Due to Arrowverse’s lack of focus and knotty continuity, the CW has shifted its focus away from the DC universe. Due to this, there are currently only three DC Comics shows, none of which are part of the Arrowverse: Stargirl, which is set on a parallel Earth, and Superman & Lois, which was recently established as apart from, although similar to, the Arrowverse, and the new non-Arrowverse show Gotham Knights.
A 13-episode season of The Flash will also mark the end of the Arrowverse, a rare TV experiment that, in light of the tremendous demands of a 20-plus episode broadcast — could prove to be more logistically impressive than the entire MCU. A Multiverse Saga already existed in The Arrowverse – the MCU is just playing catch up.
Arrowverse, long live. In 10 years, we look forward to the reunion special.
Netflix offers The Flash, along with many Arrowverse shows.
We will see the end of Arrowverse next year.