Arrow will join the list of TV shows cancelled in 2020.
The CW has cancelled the long-running superhero series. Having previously announced an eighth season while leaving the door open for Season 9, the network has now announced that Season 8 will be the last. No Season 9 for Arrow.
The eighth and final season of Arrow will comprise 10 episodes, slated to premiere during the 2019-20 season.
Series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said in a joint 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.”
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