The Flash is teaming up with a host of CWverse stars for his Season 8 return in November, including some we thought we’d seen the last of.
The Fastest Man Alive will be back with the five-part adventure ‘Armageddon’ with Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen, Osric Chau as Ryan Cho, plus Tom Cavanagh and Neal McDonough as Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash and Damien Darhk.
Routh gave up the role of the Atom in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow last year, while the series Black Lightning ended its run (in the US) in May, so these are two welcome and surprising returns.
In ‘Armageddon’, 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.”
The Flash executive producer Eric Wallace said of the event, “Simply put, these are going to be some of the most emotional Flash episodes ever. Plus, there are some truly epic moments and huge surprises that await our fans.
And we’re doing them on a scale that’s bigger and bolder than our traditional Flash episodes. So yes, Armageddon is a lot more than just another graphic novel storyline. It’s going to be a true event for Flash and Arrowverse fans, old and new. Honestly, I can’t wait for audiences to see what we’ve got planned.”
The Flash returns with Season 8 on November 16 on the CW in the US, followed by Sky One in the UK.