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The Flash stars Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes will exit the superhero series

While The CW has already renewed The Flash for an eighth season, it will be moving along without two series regulars, Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes.

Valdes, 32, who has played Cisco Ramon since the show debuted in 2014, will exit the show after the Season 7 finale, according to Deadline.

Cavanagh, 57, had actually planned on ending his run after the sixth season, though his exit was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Moving on: While The CW has already renewed The Flash for an eighth season, it will be moving along without two series regulars, Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes

Exit: Cavanagh, 57, had actually planned on ending his run after the sixth season, though his exit was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Exit: Cavanagh, 57, had actually planned on ending his run after the sixth season, though his exit was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Cavanagh, who originally played various versions of Harrison Wells before he was revealed as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash, hinted at his exit in a February 2020 Instagram post.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production and cut many shows short, including The Flash.

When production resumed on Season 7, Cavanagh’s run was wrapped up in the third episode, which aired on March 16, and wrapped up all of the outstanding Season 6 story lines.

Reverse Flash: Cavanagh, who originally played various versions of Harrison Wells before he was revealed as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash, hinted at his exit in a February 2020 Instagram post

Reverse Flash: Cavanagh, who originally played various versions of Harrison Wells before he was revealed as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash, hinted at his exit in a February 2020 Instagram post

Cavanagh will still continue as a recurring guest star, though he has not appeared since the third episode of Season 7, dubbed Mother.

Producers have insisted that he will return at some point in Season 7, with episode listing for the ninth and tenth episodes possibly hinting at his appearance.

While there are no plans for both Cavanagh and Valdes to continue beyond Season 7, the door is still open for guest starring possibilities.

Guest: Cavanagh will still continue as a recurring guest star, though he has not appeared since the third episode of Season 7, dubbed Mother

Guest: Cavanagh will still continue as a recurring guest star, though he has not appeared since the third episode of Season 7, dubbed Mother

‘Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons, and will be greatly missed,’ The Flash executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement to Deadline. 

‘Both are incredible talents who created beloved characters that fans and audiences around the world have come to love. Which is why we are happily keeping the door open for return appearances,’ Wallace added.

Cavanagh and Valdes are two of the six remaining original Flash cast members, along with Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker. 

Integral: 'Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons, and will be greatly missed,' The Flash executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement to Deadline

Integral: ‘Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons, and will be greatly missed,’ The Flash executive producer/showrunner Eric Wallace said in a statement to Deadline

Gustin is already contracted to return for Season 3, with Gustin, Patton and Panabaker currently in talks to return.

The Flash first started as a backdoor pilot spun off from an episode of Arrow, where Gustin debuted as Barry Allen.

Arrow ended its run after eight seasons in 2020, with the ‘Arrowverse’ shows also including Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning. 

In talks: Gustin is already contracted to return for Season 3, with Gustin, Patton and Panabaker currently in talks to return

In talks: Gustin is already contracted to return for Season 3, with Gustin, Patton and Panabaker currently in talks to return

Back door: The Flash first started as a backdoor pilot spun off from an episode of Arrow, where Gustin debuted as Barry Allen

Back door: The Flash first started as a backdoor pilot spun off from an episode of Arrow, where Gustin debuted as Barry Allen

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