Arrow star, Stephen Amell confirmed today that the series will end following the show’s upcoming eighth season.
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
The show’s executive producers, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Beth Schwartz issued the following statement:
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.
The news comes as rumors that Amell’s Oliver Queen will die during next season’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the multi-series crossover event featuring the casts of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. In fact, rumors have run rampant recently about many of the CW shows. Speculation is that they will either end or be overhauled following the network’s annual event. There is no news at this time regarding any of the other shows.
Arrow airs Monday nights on the CW at 8 p.m. ET/PT