The Flash Showrunner Reveals His Season 3 Regret

The Flash wrapped up its third season on The CW back in May and will be returning for its fourth season in October. San Diego Comic-Con brought us our first barrage of new information about season four, including the first trailer for the season, but now one executive producer has revealed a change he would have made in the third season.

Season three of The Flash was centered around the mysterious villain Savitar and how Barry was going to stop him from killing Iris, which he saw through traveling to the future by accident. In the end, Savitar ended up being a warped version of a time remnant of Barry that was sacrificed in battle essentially. This reveal was very mixed among fans, but it might have been more about the way it was handled.

The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing was interviewed at San Diego Comic-Con by Den of Geek and discussed the topic of Savitar, including his regret with the timing of the reveal.

Before getting onto that topic, Helbing discussed how the series is done with time travel for awhile, as that is really hard to write and can get confusing. In addition, he said that is the darkest they want the series to get, so they will be dialing it back this season, as we've heard from others.

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He then went into more depth about time travel, which led to Savitar and his one regret about his reveal.

"One thing we probably would have changed would have been to reveal Savitar a little bit earlier, especially since Grant is so amazing with his evil, future version of himself. It became tricky but I'm certainly proud of what we did last season."

The way Savitar's identity was dragged out was definitely a criticism by fans as the season aired, though it appears Helbing's reasoning was more because he wanted to see more of Grant Gustin's take on evil Barry instead.

The Flash will return with its fourth season on Tuesday, October 10.

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