“Arrow” has only a few episodes left in its quiver.
The popular CW series, which helped launch a CW Arrow-verse of shows featuring DC Comics superheroes, will end its run with a shortened, 10-episode eighth season in the fall.
Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen and his alter ego, Green Arrow, announced the impending conclusion on Twitter Wednesday.
“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,” he wrote. “There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”
Arrow reached a milestone, its 150th episode, earlier this year.
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,” which focuses on a superhero who uses a bow and arrow to fight crime and corruption in Star City, led the way for a platoon of popular CW superhero shows based on DC Comics characters, including “The Flash,” “Black Lightning” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” “Supergirl,” another series based on a DC superhero, moved to CW after one season on sister network CBS.
In a statement, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said the decision to end “Arrow” wasn’t easy and praised it for paving the way for many other shows.
“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,” the statement said.
They committed themselves to giving the series a strong ending.
“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 statement concluded.