Fans were shocked in March when Stephen Amell announced that the upcoming eighth season of The CW’s ‘Arrow’ would be its last. While most of the cast, including former members, took to social media to thank the fans for their support, one voice remained silent. Then, a month later, Emily Bett Rickards announced that she was leaving ‘Arrow’ after Season 7. In late May, she doubled down, declaring that her character, Felicity Smoak would not return at all in the final, shortened eighth season.
The creators and cast have ten episodes coming up in which to wrap up the very complex story of ‘Arrow’, a show that regularly tells parallel stories in the past, present, and future. And now The CW has announced that ‘Arrow’ will return for its swansong on Tuesday, October 15th, at 9 pm EST. ‘Arrow’ will now follow ‘The Flash’ which airs on Tuesday nights at 8 pm.
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In a video, Amell stated:
“I’m excited that we’re going to be on after The Flash on Tuesday evenings, because I feel like that’s a pairing I’ve always wanted to have.”
Upon the announcement of ‘Arrow’s ending, producers Beth Schwartz, Greg Berlanti, and Marc Guggenheim issued a statement, declaring:
“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.”
Are you looking forward to the last ten episodes of ‘Arrow’?