The Flash's Grant Gustin Responds to Final Season News

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The Flash is coming to an end after nine seasons.

We've known that much for a few weeks now, and its lead star is opening up about deciding to end the show for good.

In an Instagram video published Friday, Grant Gustin opened up about the end date.

Game Over for The Flash

“It’s been an incredible nearly 10 years of playing this character and getting to be a part of this show with an amazing cast and crew, and so much love from you guys, the fans, the people who love the show," he said.

"That’s the only reason we’ve been able to go as long as we have. I’m really excited to get to do this one more time, finish on our terms,” he continued.

Barry - The Flash Season 7 Episode 10

“I’m going to enjoy every minute of it, as much as I can…. I couldn’t be more honored to be associated with this character, probably for the rest of my life and career. It is seriously a true honor.

“Thank you again for supporting us,” Gustin concluded.

“I hope you enjoy this last season. I know I’m going to enjoy making it.”

The Flash Season 9 is set to premiere in 2023, with the drama's shortest episode order to date.

Barry - The Flash Season 7 Episode 9

We'll get 13 new episodes before the Arrowverse drama concludes.

“Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City while taking audiences on an emotional journey full of heart, humor and spectacle,” executive producer Eric Wallace said in a statement when news of the end date dropped.

“And now Barry Allen has reached the starting gate for his last race. So many amazing people have given their talents, time and love to bring this wonderful show to life each week."

"So, as we get ready to honor the show’s incredible legacy with our exciting final chapter, I want to say thank you to our phenomenal cast, writers, producers and crew over the years who helped make The Flash such an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.”

Barry - The Flash Season 7 Episode 18

The Flash launched on The CW in 2014 as a spinoff of Arrow, and went on to deliver stronger ratings than its parent series.

It has lost some cast members along the way, however.

Gustin, Candice Patton, and Danielle Panabaker are the sole original cast members heading into the last season.

What are your thoughts on Gustin's sentiments?

Cisco hears some news  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 10

Are you ready for the show to conclude?

Hit the comments below.

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The Flash Quotes

Jesse: When I first got my power, you were so lost not having yours. I thought maybe part of the reason why you liked me was because you were attracted to the speed and not me.
Wally: [scoffs]
Jesse: I know, I know. But I saw you out there today. Being Kid Flash. You were complete, Wally. You were scary complete.
Wally: I could have all the speed in the world. I'm not complete without you.

Gypsy: It had to be today.
Cisco: Why today?
Gypsy: Because today is 1/1/1 day!
Cisco: 1-1-what?!
Gypsy: 1/1/1 day!
Cisco: What is that?!
Gypsy: 1/1/1 day on my Earth's the day that you celebrate with the one you love! Alright?! It's one soul plus one soul equals one soul.
Cisco: That zappy.
Gypsy: Yes it's zappy, it's stupid, it's smoopy, but there is something about you that makes me want to do stupid smoopy things. And I hate the word smoopy and people who use it.
Cisco: Wow, that is the sweetest and angriest thing you have ever said to me!