Arrow to end with a shorter 10-episode eighth season
Oliver Queen is hanging up his bow and arrow for good. Following the recent season eight renewal, the show's star Stephen Amell has confirmed that it will be the show's last, ending after a shortened run of 10 episodes.
Amell confirmed the news on Twitter:
“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."
The actor then followed up on Facebook Live, hinting that the character could return in the future:
“Something tells me even when I’m done, I won’t be gone. If you watch the Arrowverse, you should understand that… I think it’s been a good run. It’s no Supernatural, but it’s been a good run."
Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz also made a statement:
“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.”
Arrow's final season will conclude on or around this year's next big crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths.