The original stars of the CW series will not be returning for an eighth season as their castmates Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker negotiate new deals.
Cavanagh, who played Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash and Harrison Wells on the longtime show, was due to end his tenure as a series regular at the end of season seven, according to Deadline, but the pandemic has him forced to quit the show before filming his swan song episode, and Valdes, who plays Cisco Ramon, will end his run with an appearance in the season seven finale.
“Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our series for seven seasons and will be sorely missed,” Eric Wallace, executive producer and showrunner of “The Flash,” said in a statement to Deadline. “Both are incredible talents who have created beloved characters that fans and audiences around the world adore, which is why we are happily keeping the door open for return appearances.”
Cavanagh himself appeared to have hinted at its February 2020 release. At the time, he posted an article reflecting on his time with the series. “It has been a joy to create and play the myriad of Wells that make up ‘Wells st’ on #theFlash,” he captioned his post.
“Sometimes abrupt, sunny, capricious and perpetually shameless, they will always be linked by a single unbreakable thread of gratitude,” continued the 57-year-old, sharing his thought. “My thanks to everyone on all sides of the screen that makes up our little superhero show.”