Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.
The CW announced today that The Flash has been renewed for a seventh season. The action drama continues to be one of the network's strongest-performing series, with ratings that consistently top its fellow superhero-based entries.
Currently in its sixth season, the series is sitting at 123 episodes - an impressive feat for a superhero-based TV show. Fellow veteran series Arrow, which ends its run this season, will reach 170 episodes by the time it signs off. Even with today's pickup, The Flash will need at least one more season to surpass that lofty number.
The Flash follows forensic scientist Barry Allen, who fights crime using his speedster abilities as The Flash, with help from his friends at Star Labs. Based on the DC comic, the series takes place in the same universe as fellow DC-based superhero fare on the network.