Grant Gustin Negotiating Deal for Season 9 of CW’s The Flash


The CW’s flagship DC series, The Flash, is headed to a ninth season. Titular star Grant Gustin is finalizing a new contract to return as the title character in the hit show, from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, sources said.


Deadline reports that the pact Gustin has agreed to is for one year; a multi-year offer was on the table. According to sources, the new contract comes with a sizable raise for the actor whose salary is believed to be north of $200,000 an episode. Gustin has also reportedly capped his involvement at 15 episodes next season.


With Gustin on board, The Flash is expected to be renewed for Season 9 by The CW and become the longest running Arrowverse series on the network, eclipsing anchor Arrow, which ended its run after eight seasons. It could be The Flash‘s final chapter.


The network usually picks up the vast majority of its current slate this time of year. Because of the potential CW majority ownership sale, the network may give early renewals to fewer shows this time, with The Flash fully expected to be on the list with continuing strong linear and digital performance.


The Flash resumes its eighth season March 9 on a new night, moving to the Wednesday 8 PM slot.

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