A new showrunner has been picked out to take over running the broadcast drama series “The Flash.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Eric Wallace, who has been a co-executive producer on seasons four and five of the show, is being promoted to oversee the CW’s Grant Gustin DC Comics series.
Todd Helbing, the current showrunner, will depart at the end of the current fifth season to focus on development for Warner Bros. TV, THR reports. Wallace will take over the job starting with season six.
In a statement provided to THR, executive producer Greg Berlanti said: “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. 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. 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.”