At the end of “The Flash” season 3, Barry Allen sacrificed himself to the Speed Force, and when the show returns, Barry will still be in Speed Force purgatory. Team Flash will be forced to carry on without their leader, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve completely given up on Barry Allen.
The members of Team Flash will be getting back to business when season 4 begins, and they’ll be taking down the most dangerous metahumans that Central City has to offer. But, they will also be spending their time trying to figure out a way to free Barry Allen from his Speed Force prison.
It seems obvious that Barry will be returning at some point, but his return has not been officially confirmed.
The cast of “The Flash” sat down with TVLine for a group interview at Comic Con, and Grant Gustin did confirm that Barry Allen will be getting out of the Speed Force, and he also teased that he won’t be the same Barry when he gets out.
“Time in the Speed Force is kind like non-linear. I think everything is kind of happening at once, so it’s probably a pretty overwhelming experience, and he’s probably getting a little scrambled. So, who really knows? I don’t think he’ll be the same Barry necessarily when he gets out.”
“The Flash” will return 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”).