“The Flash” Season 6 Update: “Crisis”/Wells Connection, Bloodwork & More [PREVIEW IMAGE]

Now that we find ourselves in August and creeping ever so closer to the fall, now’s a good time to update ourselves on pre-season news before The CW‘s “Arrowverse” shows return. With Arrow shuffling off the network’s programming coil after an abbreviated eighth season (making The Flash the “elder states-show” of the “Arrowverse” as it speeds into its sixth season), Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman joining the family alongside Supergirl, and a looming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover that could change things dramatically (more on that below), the 2019-2020 season isn’t exactly going to be lacking in change – and the news hasn’t slowed down.

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The Flash — “Into The Void” — Image Number: FLA601b_0257b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Now, showrunner Eric Wallace and The CW are sharing an exclusive look at the upcoming season with TV Line (see above) – as well as sharing these thoughtful teases of what’s still to come:

● With Team Flash realizing pretty quickly that the “Crisis” is coming earlier than expected, Wallace says the members’ reactions are going to get very interesting: “All of a sudden the future is today, and that turns everything upside-down. You’ll see each member of Team Flash react in their own unique, and sometimes tragic, way.”

● The season’s pre-“Crisis” episodes are referred to as “Graphic Novel No. 1,” and will introduce Sendhil Ramamurthy‘s (Heroes) Dr. Ramsey Rosso aka eventual villain Bloodwork – who has a “great relationship” with Caitlin.

● As for our upcoming “Wells reboot,” Wallace emphasizes that Tom Cavanagh’s character “is integral to not just the first half of the season, but his storyline leads directly into the crossover.”

● The season won’t be all “epic storylines,” with Wallace revealing that the opening episodes will see a few additional “mini-big bads” appear – including “a guest cameo that will be fun for the fans.”

Here’s a look at The CW’s first set of official images for season premiere “Into the Void,” which shows the season wasting no time picking right up from where last season left off:

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The Flash — “Into The Void” — Image Number: FLA601b_0066r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon — Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved
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The Flash — “Into The Void” — Image Number: FLA601b_0020r.jpg — Pictured: Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon — Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved
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The Flash — “Into The Void” — Image Number: FLA601b_0015r.jpg — Pictured: Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow — Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved
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The Flash — “Into The Void” — Image Number: FLA601a_0149ra.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved
The Flash — “Into The Void” — Image Number: FLA601a_0106r.jpg — Pictured: Grant Gustin as Barry Allen — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

The Road to “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

Viewers can’t say they weren’t warned in advance. At the end of 2018’s CW Arrowverse “Elseworlds” crossover that brought together The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl (and nearly DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, but they let it go to machine – way too busy for all that), we saw that the end was only the beginning… of the end. As Barry (Grant Gustin) and Oliver (Amell) shared what felt like a final toast and Kate Kane’s Batwoman (Rose) returned to protecting the streets of Gotham – with a sense that something felt a little off – we got a small taste of what’s still to come in 2019…

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“Crisis on Infinite Earths!” Worlds will live! Worlds will die!

And the CW’s “Arrowverse” will never be the same…

The season’s eighth episode will be the “Crisis” crossover episode – comprising the fourth hour of the crossover:

Supergirl – Sunday, December 8th (8/7c)

Batwoman – Monday, December 9th (8/7c)

The Flash – Tuesday, December 10th (8/7c)

Arrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (8/7c)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (9/8c)

Black Lightning will also be represented during the crossover event… and yes, legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy will star as a future version of Bruce Wayne. If that wasn’t enough, Tyler Hoechlin will be returning as “The Man of Steel”… alongside the crossover’s other Superman (expecting this number to grow): Brandon Routh (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), returning to the cape for the first time since his cinematic turn.

For most of their respective seasons, things have been “All Quiet on the ‘Crisis’ Front” when it came to Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl – but that changed in a big way during their respective season finales… even for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

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In Arrow season finale “You Have Saved This City,” the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) returns to cash in on the favor that Oliver owes him: help him save the multiverse – taking a moment to tell him the “fine print”: Oliver’s going to die during “Crisis” and there’s nothing the Monitor can do to stop it.

Then there’s that matter of Future Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the trip she’s taking with the Monitor to see Oliver… somewhere… and it’s apparently a place she can’t come back from. Hmmm…

Over at The Flash season finale “Legacy,” some recent maneuverings with Time moved up the date on Barry’s “red skies/2024” newspaper warning just a wee bit… to say, 2019?

The fourth season finale of Supergirl “The Quest for Peace” had The Monitor speaking to a hooded figure, telling him that now is the time for him to lead “his people” and to take revenge on his captor… and brother: J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood). Meanwhile, just because Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) may have shuffled off this mortal coil (???) doesn’t mean his role in the upcoming “Crisis” is over quite yet…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season finale “Hey, World!” found the plan to take down Neron (Brandon Routh) resulting in a major status quo change for Zari (Tala Ashe) – a change that the suddenly-appearing Monitor does not appear to approve of in any way, shape, or form. At least he got some popcorn out of it – and yes, that is The Book of Destiny he’s using to balance it.

The CW’s Batwoman and Supergirl premiere Sunday, October 6; while The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 8, with Arrow joining them on October 15. Black Lightning premieres the following week, on Monday, October 21.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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