‘Arrow’ to Conclude Following Its Eighth Season

As the series currently runs through its seventh season, it has been announced that Arrow‘s eighth season will serve as the series’ last and will only consist of 10 episodes airing in Fall 2019. Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Beth Schwartz, comprised the following statement in response:

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.

Despite arguably dipping in quality in recent years, Arrow has maintained high ratings and still has a dedicated fan base. Having premiered in late 2012, the series has since spawned a whole universe of successful DC television series including The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Additionally, a pilot has already been ordered for yet another “Arrowverse” addition, Batwoman, and there are talks of a Constantine series making a resurgence on The CW.

Actor Stephen Amell tweeted the following bittersweet statement following the news earlier today:

At this moment, Arrow is only one of an abundance of DC series on television and streaming services. While it may be ending, the “Arrowverse” is still thriving and DC’s television department has also found new life through SYFY, FOX, and their own DC Universe app, where fans can currently stream Titans and Doom Patrol. Also, The CW still has one more “Arrowverse” crossover lined up later this year with “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” It will be interesting to see if and how this crossover will set the stage for Arrow‘s conclusion.

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