The Flash season 3 ended by taking the series' hero (Barry Allen/The Flash) off of the game board. However, Barry's self-sacrifice to The Speed Force leaves The Flash season 4 in a precarious position, as the show has to head into its fourth season without actually having the titular hero operating.
While at Comic-Con 2017, Comicbook.com got to sit down with the entire cast of The Flash season 4, to talk about the new seasonal storyline, the new villains, and where we find things when season 4 begins.
You can watch the entire interview with The Flash season 4 above, or read what the cast had to season about the season's start, below!
Flash star Grant Gustin explained that season 4 picks up "Six months later. Barry's in the Speed Force. And that's pretty much all I've got, because Barry's in the Speed Force."
Gustin's co-star Candice Patton (aka Iris West) added, "He [Barry] is very mad about it," before elaborating that, "We pick up six months later. S.T.A.R. Labs is trying to keep it together without Barry, so Kid Flash is kind of taking up a lot of the slack for Barry; Iris is kind of the team leader at S.T.A.R. Labs this season - or at least starting in the season without Barry - and Joe, and Cisco... We're all trying to keep Central City safe without The Flash. It's hard - it's hard not having him around."
Dr. Wells/"Harry"/"H.R." actor Tom Cavanagh jokingly replied "But it's also a lot quieter..." to which Patton responded with a stern (but joking) "Shame!"
It sounds like Team Flash will evolve as our familiar players take on new roles - while Barry will have to presumably take some introspective and abstract journey through The Speed Force, before arriving back on Earth. It could be the formula for a truly exciting season - or a story arc that needs swift conclusion before we get to something more exciting.
For more on the The Flash's new seasonal story arc, its villain, and other possible reveals, be sure to watch the video above and click the links below!