‘Arrow’ To End With Shortened Season 8

The CW is bidding adieu to one of its flagship series. Just weeks after renewing Arrow for Season 8, it was revealed the upcoming season will be its last. In addition, it’ll be a shortened swan song, consisting of only 10 episodes.

“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,” executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said in a statement. “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 ushered in a wave of other DCTV series on the network after its successful first season including The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Stephen Amell, Colton Haynes and other co-stars took to social media to share their thoughts on the final run.