The Flash’s Grant Gustin lifts lid on plans to front show way beyond season 7 – The Sun

THE Flash's Grant Gustin has revealed the plan of action to keep the show going beyond season 7.

The 30-year-old is optimistic that his beloved show will continue beyond its already-commissioned seventh season, even if it means renewing his and many of fellow co-stars' contracts.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Gustin explained: "Listen, I may never have a job this cool again, that this many people actually tune in to watch, so I'm not gonna take it for granted."

He continued: "But I can definitely see myself doing more than just the one [season] that I have left on this current contract.

“The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped,” Gustin revealed.

“We don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks."

He then expressed his desire for The Flash to achieve the sort of longevity Michael Rosenbaum's Smallville had, which was on air for ten seasons between 2001-2011.

The former Glee star added: "I was talking to Michael Rosenbaum the other day and to go as many seasons as they did with Smallville, like, nobody gets to do that! That's always been something I thought would be really cool to accomplish."

"It's not just my decision, obviously, but it has a lot to do with the viewers, and the network, and I guess we'll just have to wait and see."

Surprisingly, showrunner Eric Wallace said while he was sad to see production stop, he was also relieved that the show was now on a break, as the series is now at the ideal point in which they can "break the story."

He explained: "So, like a good movie, it (The Flash) has an act one, act two, and an act three. Well, the end of this season, because of production stopping, will be the end of act two of our movie, which is a perfect point to break your story because there's a huge cliffhanger and there's a hero at his lowest point, but yet now you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel."

While on Rosenbaum's Inside of You podcast, Gustin stated that he has battled anxiety and depression from the tender age of just 4 years old.

The former Glee star opened up on his battles with mental health and despite having a passion for musical theatre and acting, and confessed he still gets “audition anxiety” and struggles with “imposter syndrome.”

He said he originally “didn’t want to go to the [Flash] audition at all because [he] thought it was so irrational to think that [he] could book it.”

Grant added: “Since really young, and I mean since probably four or five, I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression.

"I knew I had always dealt with anxiety but getting pin-pointed ideas of where things started and why you’re feeling that way. Anxiety is ever-present in my life, for sure.”

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