‘The Flash’ Returns 3 Key Series Regulars For Season 8

UPDATE:  Hear our thoughts on this story from Episode 374 of our podcast.  You can also read the original story below.

Lately it seems like every time we have news about the cast of The Flash, it's about who is leaving the show.  Whether it was Tom Cavanagh or Carlos Valdez, the series has seen some major exits recently.  It's nice to have some news about some big names that will officially be returning to the show.

Deadline reports that a trio of original cast members will in fact return for this upcoming eighth season.  Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker have all signed new deals with Warner Bros. to return to the series in their respective roles.  You might not have known this, but all of their contracts were set to expire at the end of this season.  So this news is a bit bigger than some might have realized at the time that it was announced.

What about Barry?  Don't worry, Grant Gustin's deal already had him attached to the series for Season 8.  Beyond that?  We'll just have to wait and see.  Season 7 of The Flash is currently airing on The CW.  Season 8 will kick off on Tuesday, November 16th.  We'll have more coverage of Season 7 coming up soon.

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