It’s no secret that season three of The Flash was dark. Like Iris gets killed in front of Barry dark. The constant seriousness of the episodes didn’t sit well with viewers, many of whom became frustrated with the series.
Producers have vowed to get back to what works in season four, telling fans the show would return to the optimism of early episodes.
In a behind the scenes video, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg promised more fun in the upcoming season.
“Last season got really dark, and on purpose. We wanted to do that,” said Kreisberg. “We’re not gonna out-dark ourselves. We really wanted to… pivot and sort of lean in to like fun and light and brightness. So the title of the premiere is actually The Flash Reborn, and for us it’s sort of like a little bit of a restart and diving into sort of more comedy and more fun, and more brightness and more excitement.”
When season three left off, Team Flash had finally defeated Savitar and saved Iris, but lost HR. Caitlin decided to leave to figure out how to balance her life with Killer Frost and Barry sacrificed himself to the Speed Force to save Central City.
It will be interesting to see how the show bounces back from such a sad finale.
Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jesse L. Martin and Tom Cavanagh, The Flash’s fourth season premieres Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8 pm on The CW.
Source: Comic Book Resources