EXCEPTIONAL: The lightning, which has already been renewed for season 8, says goodbye to two original cast members, Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes.
Valdez, who plays Cisco Ramon, will end his series as a regular series after the current seventh season of the CW drama with the appearance of the finale.
Cavanagh, who played Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash, as well as various versions of Harrison Wells, is actually scheduled to end his term as a regular series at the end of Season 6, I hear. He hinted at this in a February 2020 post on Instagram, which did not attract much attention at the time (you can see it below). But a few weeks later, the pandemic struck, shutting down all production and shortening the seasons of dozens of series, including The lightning.
As a result, Cavanagh quietly ended his regular series with Episode 7 of Season 7 “Mother,” which enveloped the exclusive storylines of Season 6, but he continued on the show as a recurring guest star. His transition to status was not smooth; he hasn’t appeared since this third episode, but DC drama producers have assured fans that he will return. Online lists show that Cavanagh may appear in episodes 9, 10 and beyond; his last appearance this season is surprising. There are currently no plans for Cavanagh to continue the show beyond that, but there is a possibility that both he and Valdes will make guest appearances.
“Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons and will be greatly missed,” The lightning executive producer / showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement to Deadline. “Both are amazing talents who have created favorite characters that fans and audiences around the world have liked. That is why we are happy to keep the door open for re-appearances. “
Cavanagh and Valdes were two of the six remaining originals Flash cast members along with star Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Daniel Panabaker. Justin has already signed a contract for season 8, while the three are negotiating new return deals.
Valdez’s Cisco Ramon, an engineering genius, is part of the STAR Labs team, along with Dr. Harrison Wells (Cavanagh) and Dr. Caitlin Snow (Panabaker), who help Barry Allen (Gustin) with his superpowers. It was later revealed that Ramon had his own metahuman powers and adopted the name Vib. Valdes also plays Ramon’s Earth-2 double, which runs on Reverb, and he also played Ramon’s Earth double, which runs on Echo.
In the premiere of Season 7, “Our” Wales and each iteration of the character that Cavanaugh played for seven seasons, died after saying goodbye to Barry (Justin). At the time, Wallace encouraged Cavanagh fans to continue watching the show, telling TVLine, “Just because someone is dead doesn’t mean they won’t have anything else to do.”
In his IG message to fans, published more than a year ago, Cavanaugh wrote about his trip on the show to a photo of himself standing under a N. Wells street sign. It was a pleasure for me to create and play the countless wells that make up Wells st The lightning, “ he said. “Sometimes rude, sunny, capricious and forever shameless, they will always be connected with an inseparable thread of gratitude. Thanks to everyone on all sides of the screen who make up this little superhero show of ours. “