The Flash To Get New Creative Direction in Season 6

by Erik Amaya

 

A change is coming for The Flash.

Deadline reports executive producer and showrunner Todd Helbing is stepping down at the end of the current season to be replaced by Eric Wallace, an executive producer on the show since Season 4. Helbing, who will be moving on to focus on his overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, has been the showrunner since last season, where his creative direction led to the Thinker storyline and a surprisingly strong conclusion to the Season 4 story.

“From his first day on The Flash, Todd Helbing has been a leader on the show, beloved by the cast and crew for his exceptional talent, vision and wonderful attitude, executive producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement. “We are all sad to see him go, but we will all be better for the many shows he will no doubt create and run in the future.” He added that he “couldn’t be more thrilled to watch how [Wallace] shapes the future of Team Flash and the many thrilling adventures that lay ahead for our characters and dedicated fans.”

The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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