It was announced in March of 2019 that the DC TV Universe would be reduced by 1 series. The long-running CW Arrow will end with an abbreviated 8th season.
Debuting October 2012, the show was
based on DC Comics the Green Arrow and spawned the “Arrowverse”, which
included crossovers “The Flash” (2014), “Supergirl” (2015), “Legends of
Tomorrow” (2016), and 2 web series: “Vixen” (2015) and “Freedom
Fighters: The Ray” (2017). The “Arrow” series has produced over 150
The bow-toting Oliver Queen, Stephen Amell, offered a tearful farewell on a recent video. In it, he spoke of the mythos and iconography of the show and how he hoped the show could continue on without him; how the run was “transformational” for him as an actor. In a tweet, Amell states “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life…but you can’t be a vigilante forever”.
In it, he spoke of the mythos and iconography of the show and how he hoped the show could continue on without him; how the run was “transformational” for him as an actor. In a tweet, Amell states “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life…but you can’t be a vigilante forever”.
Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak/Overwatch), expressed her heartfelt reaction to the arrow ending: “without this show I would not have met the inspiring people nor those I have gotten to work with and get to work with every day.
Gustin aka “The Flash”, got his start on season 2 of the series and
offered: “-when we’re brought together for those grueling crossover
episodes, it always results in something pretty special and not just a
special kind of hell.”
Season 8’s 10 episodes will wrap up following a crossover with “The
Flash” and “Supergirl” entitled “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. CW
President Mark Pedowitz hinted at the Television Critics Association
Winter Press Tour this past January the event will take some “big
The first 5 seasons had flashbacks of Queen’s
character’s time on a hostile island and focused on the humanity of the
character and how he was changed during the years he spent there. His
return to Starling City, or Star City, is where the billionaire playboy
turned hooded vigilante-hero hunts down the elitist criminals listed in
his father’s notebook. After Oliver’s flashback arc completed, Arrow
season 7 flashed-forward 20 years and explored the Queen’s legacy
through his son and older protégé Roy Harper.
Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz
stated: “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 [the show] in mind.” They praised how the CW’s flagship
show has birthed an entire universe of shows that carries the torch for
many years to come, and a conclusion that honors the show is being
Season 7’s finale is set for May 13, 2019. Season 8 will air this fall and airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on the CW.