Oliver Queen will nock his final arrows this fall.
The CW announced on Wednesday that the previously confirmed season eight will be the show’s last. Star Stephen Amell confirmed on social media that the series that launched the entire Arrowverse will conclude its impressive run with a shortened final season. This fall, fans will get to say goodbye to OTA and friends with 10 final episodes.
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
“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,” Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Beth Schwartz say in a statement, according to Deadline. “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.”
Arrow has been an important player in the network’s Arrowverse series and annual DC crossover events. The vigilante series began The CW’s DC franchise, including The Flash, which started as an Arrow spinoff, and the picked-up Batwoman pilot.
Amell and his cast mates shared their thoughts about the series concluding its run on social media.
All good things…
Posted by Stephen Amell on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
What an awesome ride! @arrow fans have been the best any actor could've asked for! Thank you for helping me bring John Diggle/Spartan to life!!! Love all of you! Can't wait for you to see what we have in stock for you. Let's end on a high, shall we? #ARROW pic.twitter.com/CDfjpCTNqA
— David Ramsey (@david_ramsey) March 6, 2019
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Without an audience, there is no show. Thanks to the millions who provided years of employment to hundreds. We aim to craft a finale season that will do you proud. https://t.co/bVyeyotiQZ
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) March 6, 2019
— Echo Kellum (@EchoK) March 7, 2019
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#Arrow has been the greatest adventure of my life. If that weren’t enough, I have also made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I am so, so grateful for all of it. Here’s to an incredible final season, and here’s to all of you. Thank you for your passion, your love, and your support. We love and appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. #ArrowSeason8 #DinahDrake #BlackCanary #TheBestIsYetToCome ??✊?
family ❤️ big time love for this whole crew. my time on arrow was always fun and supportive and also pretty sure I had to change my underwear from laughing too hard (thx a lot @ embett and echo) (joe and rick are funny too) pic.twitter.com/G8aH1NcyBc
— Madison McLaughlin (@MadisonMcLaugh) March 7, 2019
Thankful and grateful to have had the chance to bring #WildDog to life on #Arrow. Thank you to all the writers and producers and cast and crew for welcoming me with open arms. And a big hug to all the fans for the love. It’s our job to give you an amazing last 10 episodes. ❤️??
— Rick Gonzalez (@officialrickg) March 7, 2019
It’s been an honor bringing #MiaSmoak to life & joining the #Arrowverse. Congrats @StephenAmell & the @CW_Arrow family on an incredible accomplishment & the opportunity to finish the journey the way it deserves. So keep watching-we are going to kick ass ‘til the bitter end.??? https://t.co/VZSew5jTXu
— Katherine McNamara (@Kat_McNamara) March 7, 2019
Arrow’s season seven airs Mondays on The CW, with the final season set to premiere in the fall.
Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW