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Here's When You Can Watch The Final Season Of The Flash

Time is running out, "Flash" fans.

The hit CW series first found its footing during a backdoor pilot in the second season of "Arrow," the defining superhero series which would spawn over a decade of interconnected stories across multiple networks. The shared universe that would come to be known as the "Arrowverse" incorporated projects from CBS' "Supergirl" (which would go on to spend five seasons at The CW) and NBC's canceled "Constantine" series. The "Arrowverse" was arguably created in earnest, however, when "The Flash" debuted in 2014. As such, it's fitting that the Scarlet Speedster will deliver its final chapter.

After announcing in August that the show's ninth season (which features a series-low episode count of just 13) would be its last, The CW has finally confirmed a release date. As reported by TV Line, "The Flash" Season 9 will premiere on February 8 at 8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CT. TV Line also relays the season's storyline, which will pick up very shortly after the end of Season 8 and center on a new band of Rogues. As fans remember, the Season 8 finale saw the ultimate demise of the series' most persistent villain and teased more foes yet to come.

Previously on The Flash...

The culmination of the series' "Graphic Novel #7: It's All Negative" storyline, the Season 8 finale sees Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his team confront the Negative Speed Force. Through longtime foe Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanaugh) — a.k.a. The Reverse Flash — the Negative Speed Force poses an existential threat that requires Barry to reset the timeline. After being cured of a mysterious illness, as a result, Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) ominously warns that the Negative Speed Force will eventually enlist the help of another villain to attack Barry.

"['It's All Negative'] was all about closure," showrunner Eric Wallace told Den of Geek at the time. A post-credits scene for the Season 8 finale offered a hint of what's to come in February via a mysterious blue crystal. According to Wallace's interview with Den of Geek, Season 9 will feature two "Big Bads," with one of them being connected to the blue crystal seen in the teaser. "As we said at the end of this episode, there has to be a balance," he said. "The Negative Speed Force must choose another avatar. So, sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. They wanted to get rid of Thawne and they did. But what if the next avatar is worse?"

"The Flash" is the longest-running Arrowverse show overall and the last series standing after a slew of cancelations over the past two years. In a statement shared in part by TV Line, The CW's president of entertainment said, "'The Flash' will be remembered as one of the greatest shows in the history of The CW, and everyone involved in its excellent nine-season run should be very proud."