It’s news that many saw coming as a possibility for a while, and now it’s confirmed: Arrow will be ending following an abbreviated eighth season on The CW.
It is to be assumed that the show will last long enough to make it to the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, where many have speculated that Oliver Queen will die.
Stephen Amell announced on Twitter that Arrow season eight will only be 10 episodes long, after which he will put down the bow. The show was a game changer for The CW and created the DC TV Universe with shows such as The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and even an upcoming Batwoman show staring Ruby Rose.
Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever.
Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes this Fall.
There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 6, 2019
Check out Stephen’s heartfelt video on Facebook:
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren. Check out the synopsis below:
“There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.“
DC‘s Arrow airs Mondays at 8 pm ET on The CW.