There’s been a lot of loss throughout season three of The Flash and now it appears it’s claimed one more victim, executive producer Aaron Helbing.
Helbing has officially announced that he will not return for season four of The CW superhero series. He’s been with the show since its first season.
Aaron and his brother Todd have been co-showrunners for seasons two and three. Todd will stay on with The Flash.
Speculation on Aaron’s exit began when his name was left off the season four synopsis during The CW’s upfronts presentation.
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).
The season three finale Finish Line airs Tuesday, May 23 at 8 pm on The CW.
New episodes of The Flash return to The CW in the fall.