The Flash is an American superhero/ action/ drama television series developed by Greg BerlantiAndrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It hails from the Barry Allen incarnation of DC Comics character the Flash, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, filmed in the same fictional universe known as Arrowverse. The series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a crime scene investigator who achieves super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals,  and others who have also gained superhuman powers.

Barry Allen in The Flash. Source: quirkybyte.com

The Flash came out in North America on October 7, 2014. It became the second-most watched series in the history of The CW, followed by The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It has received positive reviews from critics and audiences, and won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama” in 2014. The series, together with Arrow, has a spin off, Legends of Tomorrow, which debuted on January 21, 2016. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a sixth season, which came out on October 8, 2019. In January 2020, The CW renewed the series for a seventh season, which we can expect in February, 2021.

They cut short Season six due to production shutdowns connected to the covid-19 pandemic, so the season came to an end with 19 episodes instead of the usual 22 or so.

Apparently, the finale teased at what’s next for the Scarlet Speedster and the rest of Team Flash.

The Flash: Season 6 Synopsis

In the sixth season, Barry and Iris get to know that the date of the crisis in which Barry vanishes has moved up to December 2019, and that in order to save billions, the Flash must die. On the other hand, Ramsey Rosso has found a way to cure people through dark matter, only to convert himself into a metahuman with a violent craving for blood. After Rosso’s defeat, Barry surviving Crisis, and the multiverse’s destruction and rebirth, Team Flash try to track the world post-Crisis all whereas the secret organization Black Hole and quantum engineer Eva McCulloch, who is trapped in a dimension called the Mirror Dimension, step further with their mysterious plans. Thereafter, Eva gets hold of Iris and Kamila and later Captain Singh.  She locks them in her Mirror Dimension using their mirror versions to conquer Team Flash.

The Flash Season 7 Will See the Return of Fan-Favorite Villains

Cecile Horton, played by Danielle Nicolet, hints that season 7 will bring about the return of some fan-favorite villains.

The Flash season 7 will witness fan-favorite villains returning to the screens. Premiered on The CW in 2014 and starring Grant Gustin as “the scarlet speedster,” Barry Allen, The Flash is presently the longest-running show on the network. With Arrow’s series finale back in January 2020, Flash also became the senior show in the “Arrowverse,” the shared television universe of DC comics properties containing DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and Batwoman.

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The Flash Season 7 will bring with it fan-favorite villains. Image: cbr.com

When season 6 ended, Iris West (Candice Patton) remained trapped in the Mirrorverse. The arch-villain Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor), aka Mirror Master, had resumed command of her company, McCulloch Tech, and murdered her husband. With the demolition of the Speedforce as a result of the Crisis crossover mega-event, Barry was losing his abilities, and Caitlin Snow or Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker), left the team to get treatment for injuries she got in her battle from Dr. Light. Team Flash was at its collective weakest, and Mirror Master apparently announced victory. Thereby, leaving no indications about what would then happen in a defenseless Central City in season 7.

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Danielle Nicolet Hints About Getting Fan-Favorite Villains In Season 7

Danielle Nicolet, who plays The Flash’s Cecile Horton (former D.A. and current wife of Joe West), disclosed at the virtual Comic-Con Experience São Paulo that some fan-favorite foes could return with their ugly heads this coming season. Nicolet didn’t want to give too many spoilers, but she had the following to offer to get fans buzzing:

“You know we’re not allowed to tell you secrets about the season. But I will say I think it’s a reasonable assumption that, yeah we always have time travel, on some level, happening. I mean, I can tell you this, there are going to be some favorites from the past, some bad guys favorites that may be paying a visit or two this season so I’ll leave it up to you to speculate on how they’re going to get to us.”

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“There are going to be some bad guys favorites that may be paying a visit” says Danielle Nicolet. Image: screenrant.com

The Flash Season 6: Many Baddies Returned To The Screen

The Flash has a long track record when it comes to time travel, starting from its first season. In the past years, the mechanic has allowed Barry to again pay visits to past nemeses like Zoom and Savitar. Still, even without timeline skipping, many baddies have returned, although not always for a battle. Season 6 alone found Barry Allen making amends with Gorilla Grodd and Pied Piper. Also, Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, played by Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), is a fan-favorite who has come back on multiple occasions to aid The Flash. With the show’s history as an indicator, Nicolet’s tease is a certain guarantee, leaving only a question of which villain is returning and in what power.

Fan-Favorite Villains To Return

The Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne is generally a safe deal. Thawne has been a trouble for Flash since day one. Despite countless defeats, he dedicatedly finds new ways to create trouble. Bloodwork, played by Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), is a newer villain and a strong candidate to resurface. Terrorizing Team Flash for the first half of season 6, his last appearance was in episode 17, “Liberation”. Bloodwork has already helped Mirror Master once and may return to do so again in season 7.

We’ve also seen villains from different corners of the Arrowverse hop shows. It may be time for a fan-favorite like Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) to reside full-time in Central City. Darhk has spent plenty of time on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Over the years, Flash has not explored “Magic” too deeply. Therefore, the return of a character like Darhk could be a nail-biting change in the pace. No matter which former bad guys decide to sign in, Team Flash will certainly have their hands full when they’re finally off and running again. Season 7 premieres February 23rd, 2021.