The Flash is going to go through a big change in between seasons five and six.
According to Variety, current showrunner Todd Helbing will step away from The Flash after season five wraps. Helbing will then go to develop projects for Warner Brothers Television. Eric Wallace, who joined the staff in season four, will then step up as showrunner.
Wallace was promoted to executive producer in season five where he worked alongside Helbing.
In a statement about Helbing’s exit, Greg Berlanti said, “From his first day on ‘The Flash,’ Todd Helbing has been a leader on the show, beloved by the cast and crew for his exceptional talent, vision and wonderful attitude. We are all sad to see him go, but we will all be better for the many shows he will no doubt create and run in the future.”
On Wallace’s promotion, Berlanti could only express the highest confidence. “Eric Wallace has proven his own exceptional talent and voice since season four, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to watch how he shapes the future of Team Flash and the many thrilling adventures that lay ahead for our characters and dedicated fans.”
Wallace has written or co-written such episodes as “Run, Iris, Run”, “The Flash Reborn”, “Elseworlds, Part 1”, and “King Shark vs Gorilla Grodd”. All of them pretty great or solid episodes, so we’re hopeful to see what he brings to the table in season six.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on the CW.