The Flash season 6 is going to be completely impacted by Crisis on Infinite Earths. The popular CW show starring Grant Gustin and Candice Patton is returning for its sixth season this fall and will feature Bloodwork as a new antagonist.
A lot happened last season on The Flash. Season 5 ended with Barry's daughter, Nora, unfortunately not making it out alive, and Eobard Thawne managed to escape his death sentence and is running loose once again. Meanwhile, the show shocked fans when Cisco used the metahuman cure to take away his powers. This fueled rumors that Carlos Valdes would be exiting the show, but the actor denied those reports. Season 6 also featured the Elseworlds crossover with Arrow and Supergirl. All of that served as setup for the massive crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which the Flash will feature prominently in. Fans knew the event would have ramifications on the upcoming season, but it appears it's going to be far greater than that.
New showrunner Eric Wallace revealed (via Newsarama) that The Flash season 6 will be fully impacted by Crisis on Infinite Earths. Although the event begins toward the middle of the season, Wallace says the Crisis is "not separate from any story throughout the entire 22 episodes." In fact, the early episodes with Barry and the new antagonist will be interconnected with Crisis on Multiple Earths.
"Even after 'Crisis,' the fallout from it continues to build and screw with Team Flash. In the first pre-'Crisis' episodes, as the big bad is getting introduced, like we always do – we will see a relationship of what’s coming in 'Crisis' with what’s happening to Barry with what’s happening to the new big bad. They are all interrelated."
In addition, Hartley Sawyer confirmed that the character of Sue Dearbon/Dibny will be appearing in the upcoming season. Sue was the wife of Elongated Man in the comics and was a major character in the controversial storyline, Identity Crisis. Meanwhile, fans of Killer Frost should be happy, as Danielle Panabaker has teased more Killer Frost for this upcoming season, plus a new suit. As for Iris, the character's development of running her own journalistic blog looks to also be a big focus next season. Fans of The Flash really have a lot of things to look forward to in season 6.
It is certainly interesting to hear Wallace say that even the pre-Crisis episodes will be affected. With Bloodwork serving as the antagonist of these early episodes, it's hard to say how the build-up to the event will go down. There are other mysteries surrounding the season as well, such as Godspeed being spotted in set photos. The Flash, along with all the other CW superhero shows, are about to have their biggest seasons yet. When the dust settles from Crisis on Infinite Earths, things will likely not be the same.
The Flash season 6 premieres October 8, on The CW.