It has been announced that the CW will be ending Arrow after its eighth season, which will have 10 episodes. Star of the series Stephen Amell made the announcement via social media.
"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", said Amell.
Arrow executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Beth Schwartz also commented in a joint statement saying, "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 was the beginning point for the Cw's DC series' launches, including Flash, which was a spinoff of the show. It also brought about a new audience to the network, which has previously relied on a more female base with shows like Gossip Girl.
The final season will premier this fall.