January 31, 2019

The CW announced today that The Flash has been renewed for a sixth season. The action drama continues to be one of the network's strongest-performing series, with ratings that consistently top its fellow superhero-based entries.

Currently in its fifth season, the series recently surpassed the 100-episode milestone - an impressive feat for a superhero-based TV show. Though fellow veteran Arrow, which premiered two years before The Flash, is just days away from reaching episode 150.

The Flash follows forensic scientist Barry Allen, who fights crime using his speedster abilities as The Flash, with help from his friends at Star Labs. Based on the DC comic, the series takes place in the same universe as fellow series Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow - all of which received renewals today for the 2019-2020 season. DC's Black Lightning was also picked up, though it does not crossover with the others.