Yesterday, word arrived that ‘Arrow’ would be coming to an end, after a shortened eighth season to arrive this fall. The series will wrap up following headliner Stephen Amell‘s decision to hang up Oliver Queen’s quiver. Story-wise, this timing means that ‘Arrow’ will likely end with the upcoming ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover– an event that will reportedly include many possible character deaths. With ‘Arrow’ ending, jump to your own conclusions.
Amell posted a heartfelt video message to fans on Facebook, in which he broke the news and offered an explanation.
In part, Amell expressed:
“This show has given me a platform that extends so far beyond my ability to just appear on your television 23 times a year. It has given me a voice for philanthropic endeavors, for social issues that I am interested in. I got to take batting practice with my childhood favorite sports team. I’ve had cinematic opportunities that are the direct result of the work that I’ve been doing here. And I know that when this is all said and done, after I drop off the face of the Earth for approximately for two months…I know the next chapter for me, personally and professionally, is going to be really exciting.”
Amell’s costars then took to Twitter and Instagram to share their gratitude to fans. First, David Ramsey (John Diggle) wrote:
What an awesome ride! @arrow fans have been the best any actor could’ve asked for! Thank you for helping me bring John Diggle/Spartan to life!!! Love all of you! Can’t wait for you to see what we have in stock for you. Let’s end on a high, shall we? #ARROW pic.twitter.com/CDfjpCTNqA
— David Ramsey (@david_ramsey) March 6, 2019
That was followed by a similar message from Colton Haynes (Roy Harper):
Sad to say that #Arrow will be coming to an end after a 10 episode Season 8. Thank you to all the fans who’ve watched. It’s been such a blessing to be a part of this incredible show ❤️ What a beautiful journey
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) March 6, 2019
Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake/Black Canary):
— Juliana Harkavy (@JulianaHarkavy) March 7, 2019
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#Arrow has been the greatest adventure of my life. If that weren’t enough, I have also made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I am so, so grateful for all of it. Here’s to an incredible final season, and here’s to all of you. Thank you for your passion, your love, and your support. We love and appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. #ArrowSeason8 #DinahDrake #BlackCanary #TheBestIsYetToCome 🏹🖤✊🏽
Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn):
Being a part of this series from the beginning & being brought back over the course of its run has been beyond.
It a professional highlight it & brought me wonderful lifelong friends.
Thank you to all the fans who’ve kept Tommy alive all & congrats to all those involved ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/KJIsSI6Ta1
— COLIN DONNELL (@colindonnell) March 7, 2019
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Without an audience, there is no show. Thanks to the millions who provided years of employment to hundreds. We aim to craft a finale season that will do you proud. https://t.co/bVyeyotiQZ
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) March 6, 2019
Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific):
— Echo Kellum (@EchoK) March 7, 2019
Madison McLaughlin (Evelyn Sharp/Artemis):
family ❤️ big time love for this whole crew. my time on arrow was always fun and supportive and also pretty sure I had to change my underwear from laughing too hard (thx a lot @ embett and echo) (joe and rick are funny too) pic.twitter.com/G8aH1NcyBc
— Madison McLaughlin (@MadisonMcLaugh) March 7, 2019
Rick Gonzalez (Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog)
Thankful and grateful to have had the chance to bring #WildDog to life on #Arrow. Thank you to all the writers and producers and cast and crew for welcoming me with open arms. And a big hug to all the fans for the love. It’s our job to give you an amazing last 10 episodes. ❤️🙏🏼
— Rick Gonzalez (@officialrickg) March 7, 2019
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