The CW’s longest-running on air DC Comics series, “Arrow,” will end with its upcoming eighth season. That season, which begins this Fall, will also be half the regular size – clocking in at just ten episodes.
“Arrow” launched on The CW in 2012 and remains one of the network’s highest-rated shows, also kicking off an inter-connected universe of other DC shows with “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow”.
A “Batwoman” pilot has been ordered starring Ruby Rose with that series likely to be picked up for next season and effectively replacing “Arrow” as the most serious dark drama series of the four shows.
Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said 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.”
Series star Stephen Amell also posted a message on Twitter: “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever…There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”
Source: The Live Feed