We have been hit with some sad news today. The highly popular DC TV series Arrow will end after running for 8 seasons.
The Series began its life on The CW network. Originally used to tell us the origins of Oliver Queen’s Green Arrow, over time the series popularity grew into the “Arrowverse”, which saw other well-known DC characters such as The Flash and Supergirl getting their own TV Series too.
Series Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz had this to say in a statement.
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.
Arrow star Stephen Amell took to Twitter to let fans know his feelings.
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
It is yet unknown how the series will end. Will Oliver Queen’s ominous dealings with The Monitor play a role?
Will other characters find a home elsewhere in the Arrowverse?
So what now for The CW’s Arrowverse? With the upcoming Batwoman series, could this be the new dark gritty series to take lead? It would certainly make a lot of sense, as it looks to retain a similar theme and tone and will see one dark vigilante replace another.