A new showrunner is speeding into Central City to helm season six of The CW’s The Flash, coming fall 2019. As current showrunner Todd Helbing leaves to develop projects for Warner Bros. TV, co-executive producer Eric Wallace will be promoted to showrunner.
“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. 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. Eric Wallace has proven his own exceptional talent and voice since season four, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to watch how he shapes the future of Team Flash and the many thrilling adventures that lay ahead for our characters and dedicated fans,” said Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti in an official statement.
Helbing previously took over showrunning duties from Andrew Kreisberg in season four, but has played a critical role in The Flash’s creative team since season two. As the flagship series of the Arrowverse comes to a close, The Flash will play of more central role in the Berlanti franchises.