“The Flash” season 3 wrapped up in May, and it was without a doubt the darkest season yet. Early on in the season it was revealed that Savitar would kill Iris West in the future, and Barry Allen became obsessed with stopping him, while fans wondered if Iris would be written out of the show.
Candice Patton recently spoke to CBR about Iris West’s big storyline in season 3, and she revealed that it was Grant Gustin who filled her in on all of the details.
“I knew very early on — no thanks to any of the producers, let me tell you that. I think Grant [Gustin] one day was like, ‘Hey, by the way, they’re going to kill you, but you’re not really dead. Don’t worry. Don’t worry! You’re not going anywhere.’ I was like, ‘Thank you for giving me a heads up, because that’s a terrible thing! Like, no actor wants to die on the show.’ So I knew very, very early on, maybe episode three or four. So it was fun watching the fans like, ‘Iris is dead! She’s leaving the show!’ I’m like, ‘No, I ain’t going nowhere.’”
There’s no denying that season 3 was tough for Iris West, but we’ll be seeing a different version of Iris in season 4 when she steps up to lead Team Flash while Barry is still trapped in the Speed Force.
“The Flash” season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).