The Flash Star Grant Gustin Shares His Salute To Arrow
Earlier this week, The CW revealed that Arrow will come to an end after a shortened eighth season. That series is one of The CW’s signature shows, and it led to the other Arrowverse spinoffs including DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. But the first, and most important spinoff, was The Flash. Grant Gustin made his debut as Barry Allen on the second season of Arrow. Shortly thereafter, Gustin headlined The Flash for five seasons. Now, Gustin is sharing his response to the news of Arrow‘s impending end in a lengthy Instagram post. He spoke about his admiration for the show’s cast and crew, including series star Stephen Amell. He even jokingly asked if he and Amell can hang out more after the show ends.
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It kinda just hit me this morning that Arrow will be leaving us next year. Ever since I started doing this, it’s always been “Flash & Arrow” (or really this should of said “Arrow & Flash” on it’s cover….right, Stephen?)We don’t get to see a lot of each other, because we both work very similar schedules, on different shows, for 9 1/2 months out of the year. But when we’re brought together for those grueling crossover episodes, it always results in something pretty special. And not JUST a special kind of hell. It’s just absolutely bananas to stand around with that many people in super suits, and get paid to play make believe on tv. It’s something that wouldn’t happen year after year if it weren’t for the groundwork that Arrow, Stephen and the whole cast and crew laid for us. Not just that, but Stephen has always brought a different kind of passion to his show and the whole Arrowverse. It’s always been clear to me how much it means to Stephen to have the privilege of getting to go on this journey as Oliver Queen. And how much care he’s always put towards it. I will never forget ohh soo many memories we shared together during our hundreds, if not thousands of hours of crossover filming. Thank you to everyone who was a part of making Arrow for letting me come on this journey with you all. Congratulations on a badass show that will live on forever. I’ll never forget binge watching season one and being scared shitless my first day on set, seeing you all in person. Stephen, you’re a legend. Maybe this means we can hang out more?
After Arrow comes to a conclusion, The Flash will be The CW’s flagship superhero series. Whether it will also run for eight seasons or more remains to be seen. However, Gustin and Amell will share the stage one more time in Crisis on Infinite Earths. In Elseworlds, Amell’s Oliver Queen made an off-camera deal with the Monitor to save Flash and Supergirl. Potentially, that could also be the reason why Oliver Queen won’t be around after the next event. However, that’s just speculation at this point. Crisis on Infinite Earths will provide the answers in December.
The Flash season 5 and Arrow season 7 are currently running on The CW. Both shows will wrap up their current seasons in May.
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