It had to happen. The show that kicked off the CW’s Greg Berlanti DC-Verse, Arrow, is coming to an end. This news comes only a day after DC Comics announced they were going to cancel the Green Arrow comic book series.
The CW’s longest-running DC Comics series, which was renewed for an eighth season back in January, will end after Season 8 airs during the 2019-2020 season. The final season will consist of 10 episodes.
“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,” series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said in a statement. “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.”
Series star Stephen Amell also posted the following message on Twitter: “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever…There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”
Since the announcement of the next multi show crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” it’s been rumored that several heroes would fall. Green Arrow being at the top of the list, possibly sacrificing himself to save the day.
Since 2012, Amell literally put the DC TV Verse on his back and made it what it is today. He is a breakout star who deserves to headline films in the future. The CW won’t be the same without Arrow, but don’t think the void the series leaves will be around for long. Berlanti and company are already hard at work on their next masked crime fighter series, Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose.