Eschewing its very bright nature, The Flash Season 3 took a very dark turn and permeated the season’s arcs. The finale culminated with Barry going into battle with an evil version of himself and in the cliff-hanger, we saw the Scarlet Speedster sacrifice himself to save Central City.
The of the show’s direction did not get favour some fans, and the creative behind the series have listened. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has promised much more optimistic versions of The Flash as The CW series returns.
“Last season got really dark, and on purpose. We wanted to do that,”Kreisberg explained in a special sneak peek video for Season 4. “We’re not gonna out-dark ourselves. We really wanted to… pivot and sort of lean in to like fun and light and brightness. So the title of the [Season 4] premiere is actually ‘The Flash Reborn,’ and for us it’s sort of like a little bit of a restart and diving into sort of more comedy and more fun, and more brightness and more excitement.”
With Grant Gustin, The Flash returns Tuesday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.