The CW has decided to promote co-executive producer Eric Wallace to showrunner ahead of The Flash Season 6. Todd Helbing, the showrunner for the past 2 seasons, is stepping down as showrunner following the conclusion of Season 5 to focus on development under his deal with 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,” said by the executive producer Greg Berlanti.
“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.”
Berlanti added: “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.”
Wallace will start full time as showrunner on Season 6 of The Flash and is expected to bring consistent value to Team Flash in the upcoming seasons.