Paul Blackthorne To Leave CW’s ARROW

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Paul Blackthorne one of the central cast of the CW’s Arrow will not be returning for season 7.

This announcement is the latest in a major shakeup for the show that started CW’s Arrowverse both on and off screen. Blackthorne plays Quentin Lance a formerly a police detective and currently the interim Mayor of Star City. He is the father of Sara (White Canary) and Laurel Lance (the deceased Black Canary and lawyer) and a recovering alcoholic who has battled his addiction throughout the show.

There are no details on how Blackthorne’s character will be leaving the show but he joins Willa Holland who played Thea Queen who left the show earlier this season. Behind the camera the major shakeup includes the departure of showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle. Beth Schwart will now serve as sole showrunner.

SOURCE: Variety.com