Fans of ‘Arrow’ are all well aware that the series that kicked off The CW’s smash hit DC televised universe is coming to an end and that alone is a reason for many to be sad. However, showrunner Beth Schwartz says that they’re taking things up a notch and that “there’s going to be a lot of tears” when all is said and done. In the eighth and final season, the show is limited to a 10-episode run, and they plan on having it play like a “greatest hits” album. That being said, the creative team have “always had a plan for the series finale.”
According to Schwartz:
“In the [writers’] room [Monday], we started working on the series finale, so it felt very real. I couldn’t believe it. Just saying it, it felt a little bit surreal. Towards the end of every season, we start breaking what’s happening next season and this year, there isn’t a next season. It feels very strange.”
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Schwartz would go on to share:
“This season is definitely a reflection of all the previous seasons. The premiere is very nostalgic of the pilot and of season one, visiting those sets, like Queen mansion, that we all love, and we all have [people] we’ve tried to bring back a few times — those characters that were really there from the very beginning and helped to create this series and what made it so successful.”
We also know that a ton of characters are returning for the final season such as John Barrowman, Tommy Merlyn, and more!
“It felt nostalgic and kind of perfect for the end of the series to have these final scenes with these characters we haven’t seen in a while. It felt right that this is how we should end the season and it was fun to write for Moira again and to write for Tommy and all the characters we wrote for eight years ago. It felt natural.”
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The last season of ‘Arrow’ will debut on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW