Arrow has announced that its next season will be its last.
Arrow executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz released a joint statement on the end of the iconic show.
“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 released a statement on his Twitter marking the decision:
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
Arrow started the trend of DC shows on the CW including its first spinoff The Flash which saw the titular character have his first appearance on Arrow.
The show will return for Season 8 in the fall which will consist of 10 episodes.