THE FLASH Gets New Showrunner For Season Six

The Flash
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Todd Helbing
Todd Helbing
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The CW's The Flash is getting a new showrunner for it's sixth season coming this fall.

Current showrunner Todd Helbing is stepping down at the conclusion of the current fifth season to focus on development for Warner Bros. Television, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Helbing has been the show's sole showrunner since Andrew Kreisberg was fired in November 2017 during the fourth season. 

Eric Wallace, who has been a co-executive producer since season four, will take over.

"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," The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement to THR. "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."

The change at the top coincides with The Flash heading to senior status as the CW's longest-running DC drama, after the conclusion of Arrow's final, truncated 10-episode season this fall. 

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