With the Flash getting another season, they are also getting a new showrunner, Co-Executive Producer Eric Wallace will be stepping up to replace the previous showrunner, Todd Helbing. Helbing, however, reportedly will be moving forward on helping with developing shows for Warner Bros. TV.
“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. 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.”Greg Berlanti’s Statement from THR
Helbing had been sole showrunner on the Flash since Andrew Kreisberg was fired in November 2017, he has been with the series since season two and served as showrunner for Season Four. His brother, Aaron Helbing, served as co-showrunner alongside Kreisberg and departed in May 2017.
With a new showrunner stepping up, so is The Flash is set to become the new elder of the CW DC Comics show empire as Arrow is slated to end its run in the fall. The Flash ranks as the most watched of all the network’s DC-verse.