The CW has announced that the DC Comics superhero TV show Arrow will end with its upcoming eighth season, which will be a shortened 10-episode run to wrap up the series for good. Here’s everything we know…
This statement, by showrunner Beth Schwartz and co-creators Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, was shared by reputable sites such as Collider:
“This was a difficult decision to come to, but like every hard decision we’ve made for the past seven years, it was with the best interests of Arrow in mind. We’re heartened by the fact that Arrow has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come. We’re excited about crafting a conclusion that honors the show, its characters and its legacy and are grateful to all the writers, producers, actors, and — more importantly — the incredible crew that has sustained us and the show for over seven years.”
Stephen Amell, who stars in the show as Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow, said this on Twitter:
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
One thing’s for the sure: the legacy of Arrow will live on for longer than the show itself. Arrow season 8 is the end of the line for Ollie’s standalone series, but its companion shows – The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow, all of which Arrow helped launch – will continue on. There’s also a Batwoman series in the works, which already crossed over with Arrow in last year’s Elseworlds event.
As we hear more about the final season of Arrow, we’ll be sure to let you know.