The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the Arrow will be ending its long run on the CW with season 8. The final season will be apart of the channel’s 2019-2020 broadcast calendar and will consist of a lonely 10 episodes.
This comes from CW president, Mark Pedowitz, who is ready to open the slot for “possible second phase of DC Comics-inspired series on the network. “
Mark had this to say about the decision.
“Things will age and we want to get the next generation of shows to keep The CW DC universe going for as long as possible,” the executive told reporters in January at TCA.
Showrunners Beth Schwartz and exec producers Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim also had some thoughts about this decision.
“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,” showrunner Beth Schwartz and exec producers Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim said in a joint statement Wednesday. “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 the series has been a very bumpy ride in my opinion with several seasons being a hit or miss. The show did have a lot of great moments, however there were also some really dumb parts to it as well. It is crazy that it has been about 7-8 years since the show started and it will be interesting to see what will be in store for the rest of the CW DC shows and future beyond.
What are your thoughts readers? Are you ready to see Stephen Amell give up the hood for the final time? Post your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter