The longest running superhero show on TV will come to an end this fall. Oliver Queen actor Stephen Amell took to Twitter to announce that the next season of Arrow will be its last.
“Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever,” Amell said in his announcement. “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.”
“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 shared in a joint statement to Variety. “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 timing of the show’s exit from The CW will likely coincide with this fall’s crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths. Late last year during the Elseworlds event, it became clear that Oliver Queen’s time in the Arrowverse may be coming to an end as he made an offscreen deal with The Monitor to save the lives of Barry Allen and Kara Danvers.
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Arrow airs Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW.
The show stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Katie Cassidy, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, and Kirk Acevedo.