After nine years, Grant Gustin is done as The Flash as the actor literally posted video of himself hanging up the suit.
The actor debuted as DC’s Scarlet Speedster on October 7, 2014, which nearly saw 5 million viewers tune in.
25 weeks ago saw Grant Gustin start the filming of the last season, Season 9.
“Tomorrow we start filming the final season of The Flash. I’ll save the long, emotional captions for later in the season, but to say I’m grateful for this journey and the growth it’s provided me in so many different ways would be a gross understatement,” said Gustin on Instagram. “Thankful to everyone who helped give me this opportunity and all the fans of the show that have showed me and anyone that’s been a part of The Flash love along the way. Here’s a bit of a photo dump from my first year on the show.”
Grant Gustin says goodbye to The Flash
The long, emotional caption is now here, as Gustin posted Monday along with the video and images of himself on his last day of shooting with his family.
“I said goodbye to The Flash and my Flash family on Saturday. Very special day, with moments I will cherish for the rest of my life. My family got to see my last shot as The Flash – that’s something I could’ve never imagined nearly 10 years ago when I started this journey,” said Gustin. “This first shot here is moments before my final set up (which was Flash running). I got a chance to thank the crew, who have worked longer hours than anyone can image and are the reason we were able to accomplish 184 episodes of The Flash. More than anything I’ll miss chatting and laughing in between takes (and sometimes during takes) with so many of them”
Gustin continued, “Regardless of how challenging this journey was at times, I know I laughed every single day at work for the last 9 + years. I made lots of mistakes and did a lot of growing up on this journey. Forever grateful to @davidrapaport @ziking11 (#DavidNutter) #GeoffJohns #PeterRoth & @gberlanti for the opportunity of a lifetime – one I tried to never take for granted. An opportunity that I honestly didn’t feel like I deserved at times. Thank you for believing in me.”
Gustin added, “Thank you to the cast, old and new. Series regulars over the series and guest stars that popped in and out. Our guest stars are the unsung heroes of this show, that really made it special over the years. I made a lot of friends, and I’m sure many of us will be in each others lives forever.”
Gustin especially thanks the fans.
“THANK YOU to the fans who remained passionate about our show through 9 seasons. The show went through lots of changes but so many people stuck with us through it all,” he said. “I look forward to hopefully continuing to meet some of you out in the world in passing and maybe even at conventions in the future. Thank you to @chipeyt (#ToddHelbing) for taking the reins and guiding us and to #EricWallace for getting us across the finish line. Honored to have had the chance to play this iconic character. I gave it absolutely everything I had. That’s all for now.”
The Flash Season 9 and the series finale airs Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 8pm EST on The CW.
9 solid years.— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 4, 2023
Well done, Team Flash!! pic.twitter.com/BmJi6aaVPy