When The Flash returns for Season 7, it has one key thing to do up front: finish Season 6
As showrunner Eric Wallace explained during an expanded presentation at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, the Mirror Master story will run its course with the episode in production at the time of COVID-19 shutdown serving, in part, as the premiere episode. In fact, enough of that episode was complete that Wallace was able to put together a Season 7 teaser.
After the conclusion of the Season 6 storylines — and Iris (Candice Patton) returns from the Mirrorverse — the focus will shift to Godspeed, the evil speedster from the 2040s teased in some Season 5 and Season 6 episodes. According to Wallace, featuring the character as a main antagonist is a way of honoring current readers of The Flash comic book. It also creates something new as character seemingly has “no emotional connection to Barry.” This makes him different from Zoom, the Reverse-Flash, and Savitar, but the producer also noted that viewers will learn “why is he angry at the Flash.”
As for his identity? Wallace said that “may” be resolved before Season 7 ends.
Other changes in Season 7 include Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight) becoming a full-time member of Team Flash and utilizing his sense of optimism as much as his prowess with S.T.A.R. Labs equipment; Allegra (Kayla Compton) sticking around as a valued member of Team Citizen while continuing to be mentored by Iris; and a radical, but “super fun” change for Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) that appears to be glimpsed in the teaser video.
And, as previously reported, a story will center on Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and what it means to be a policeman after a summer of protests against police brutality. Wallace teased viewers will “definitely see some changes” for Joe, but they will retain the overall sense of fun The Flash tries to cultivate.
Well, once we get passed a reunion between Iris and Barry (Grant Gustin) which will not doubt be more emotional than fun.
Gustin assured fans the two will be together again and that their romance will continue. So secure was he in this Flash Fact, that he preferred to suggest Wallace spend more time on getting Barry his gold boots. The footwear is an element of the classic Barry look the show has yet to add. Wallace seemed amenable to the idea, but suggested it would have to be earned like certain powers and the Flash ring.
The Flash returns to The CW in 2021.