The Flash is speeding towards a ninth season.
Leading man Grant Gustin has negotiated a new contract for a ninth season that’ll bring him back for one more season. It appears a multi-year offer was given to Gustin, however, he turned it down in favor of a one-year contract. The new contract sees Gustin’s involvement capped at fifteen episodes, with him earning north of $200,000 an episode. With a new contract in the works, The Flash seems likely to receive a ninth season renewal.
While The CW normally has its renewals and pick-ups set by this time of year, the potential sale of the network is limiting its early renewals to fewer shows this time. The Flash, however, will be one of the few shows to receive a renewal thanks to its strong linear and digital performance. The potential renewal, of course, all hinges on a closed deal with Gustin to return.
The first few episodes of The Flash‘s eighth season pulled in averaged 720,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating from Live+same day numbers. The numbers continued to grow with Live+7 DVR playback, bringing them to a more admirable 1.2 million and a 0.3 in the demo rating.
New episodes of the series resume on March 9th.