The Flash: Stephen Amell to return as Oliver Queen for final season

The Flash, Stephen Amell, Green Arrow

As the debut of the ninth and final season of The Flash approaches, it seems that the man who began the whole Arrowverse all those years ago will be coming back. It was confirmed that Stephen Amell will reprise his role as Oliver Queen for the final season of The Flash.

As soon as our final season was announced, we knew we wanted Stephen to come back and reprise his iconic role as Oliver Queen,” said executive producer Eric Wallace in a statement. “After all, it was Oliver who originally launched Barry Allen on his heroic path. That’s why everyone on Team Flash felt so strongly that it was important to create a full-circle moment with Oliver’s return in the final season of The Flash. The result is an epic-yet-emotional episode we hope Arrowverse fans will enjoy.” Wallace continued,” It’s all to say ‘thank you’ to everyone for watching and supporting our show throughout nine wonderful years. We absolutely cannot wait for everyone to see Grant [Gustin] and Stephen saving the world together again. And yes, there will be thrills, chills, and tears.” Stephen Amell took to Twitter to confirm his return to The Flash.

Stephen Amell first played Oliver Queen when Arrow debuted on The CW in 2012. The series was joined by others set in the same universe, including The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and more. The episode of The Flash that Stephen Amell is set to appear in will also include a few more Arrowverse actors, including David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash, and Sendhil Ramamurthy as Dr. Ramsey Rosso/Bloodwork.

The ninth and final season of The Flash will pick up one week after Barry Allen and company defeated the Reverse Flash once and for all, with Barry and Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) reconnecting and growing closer than ever before. “But when a deadly group of Rogues descend on Central City led by a powerful new threat, The Flash and his team—Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Meta-Empath Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet), the light-powered meta Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton), brilliant tech-nerd Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight), and reformed cryogenics thief Mark Blaine (Jon Cor)—must once again defy impossible odds to save the day,” reads the official synopsis. “But as The Rogues are defeated, a deadly new adversary rises to challenge Barry Allen’s heroic legacy. And in their greatest battle yet, Barry and Team Flash will be pushed to their limits, in order to save Central City one last time.

The ninth and final season of The Flash will premiere on The CW on February 8th.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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