The drama will end with a 10-episode run.
March 6, 2019
Word is out today that Arrow will be coming to an end after its upcoming eighth season. The action drama is the network's longest-running superhero-based series, with its success helping pave the way for the likes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
Star Stephen Amell took to Twitter with the news, which does not come as a complete surprise given the show’s age. Once a flagship of The CW, Arrow's ratings have tapered off over the years. But at over 150 episodes, that is to be expected. And yet, it still draws decent numbers for the network compared to its other prime time entries. Yearly crossover episodes with fellow DC series also help boost its viewership.
03/08/19 at 03:38pm
A SAD BIT OF NEWS for me. This show is a fine show, but it should end with a solid team, we want teams together not fighting each other. The arrow brought back superhero shows to success.
03/08/19 at 09:53am
Im sad to see it go, but it wasnt unexpected. I give CW credit where due - the Arrowverse shows (while not exactly intellectual powerhouses) are very entertaining, and thats all i really expect out of a show these days. I think the ideas have dried up in Hollywood... Personally i hope this isnt like the Netflix massacre since (like Disney) DC is trying hard to launch its own streaming platform. Im one of the rare few (apparently) who really like all of the CW shows, especially Legends. I look forward to Batwoman, hope Constantine gets his own show, and see at least a few more years out of the Arrow pack.
03/07/19 at 07:39pm
Shame to see the show go, however I am happy they are aware and hopefully can leave with a great series finale. There will always be idiotic people blaming <insertrightwingboogiemanhere> for the decline of any media, but personally I think they were great in terms of inclusive cast, female empowerment, as well as dealing with the actual "human" side of the characters, rather than just simply suspension of disbelief 24/7. I do wish we stopped rehashing Oliver's past over and over, but I feel like it was the magic hat of introducing characters. Felicity was great up until last and this season, she's become too... aggressive? Relying less and less on her tech and intelligence. Now we just get one liners about hacking, and expect that to be enough. Shame. I wish them all success, and hope to see them in any crossovers or special guests.
03/07/19 at 12:45pm
Its about time, ever since they added the 3 knucklehead wannabe Hero's this show has been "Lipstick on a Pig" for the last few seasons.
03/07/19 at 12:10pm
I guess I am in the minority to be bummed this is going, that being said, it is better to end it now because it is running out of ways to go.
I am really glad they do get a chance to know they are ending and really hope they wrap it all up nice and neat.
Good part is there is some chances for them to show back up on cross overs!
03/07/19 at 10:14am
I love Stephen Amell I hope he finds a place on a new just as an amazing show. I wonder what will happen to The Flash without the help of his best friend sidekick. No more large cross-overs. It’s a sad day but I do understand where the need to end the show comes from.
03/07/19 at 09:31am
Arrow was a great show. They did so many things right in the beginning. They even killed off characters I did not like. (Laurel & Tommy) Unfortunately that did not last. Bringing back Earth 2 Laurel was the final straw. Her plot was so predictable. I quit watching in Season 6.
03/07/19 at 09:04am
Yeah when the started the flash forwards this year. You write yourself into a corner, because you have to know how a character's story ends. But I agree with everyone else the stories where getting worse and they added to many people to the cast.
03/07/19 at 08:52am
As much as i loved the show at the start it has been getting worse season by season with a few episode (story arc) exceptions. Most grievous is the way they wasted Michael Emerson.
Amell has been a delight for the complete show but cant say the same for the other main/notable cast with the exceptions of Paul Blackthorne and Manu Bennett who always seemed on point.
But whether it was shitty actors, poor writing/direction or a combination of both that ruined the show is up for debate but honestly am glad to see the show end and hopefully see Amell in something better.
As for why i watch the show if the shows is so rubbish is because i am invested in the universe at this stage and enjoy DC Legends and the yearly Crossover episodes and feel obliged to watch the steadily declining partner shows: Arrow, flash and Supergirl.
All are infuriating for different reasons such as SJW Bullshit and pandering but the underlying connection is they all seem to hire some shitty actors and utterly ridiculous writing at times. That being said i did like most of Supergirls current story line until they started doing stupid shit. Sam Witwer was fantastic but other guest stars not so much.
TLRD: Just put it out of its misery and let Amell star in something better. Same can be said for Flash as the writers seem to lack any new ideas and are simply recycling the same old shit with lower overall standard than they originally had.
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