Arrow season eight will be the DC Comics’ show’s last.
The final ten episodes will air later this year, and the series’ cast have taken to social media to post their reactions to the show’s ending.
The CW show, available to watch on Sky1 in the UK, is based on DC’s Green Arrow, and follows a rich playboy who later becomes a superhero.
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Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the series, said that the role had been “the greatest professional experience” of his life.
“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,” he posted.
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.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 6, 2019
Fellow original cast member David Ramsey posted: “What an awesome ride! Arrow fans have been the best any actor could’ve asked for! Thank you for helping me bring John Diggle/Spartan to life!!! Love all of you!
“Can’t wait for you to see what we have in stock for you,” he added. “Let’s end on a high, shall we?”
What an awesome ride! @arrow fans have been the best any actor could've asked for! Thank you for helping me bring John Diggle/Spartan to life!!! Love all of you! Can't wait for you to see what we have in stock for you. Let's end on a high, shall we? #ARROW pic.twitter.com/CDfjpCTNqA
— David Ramsey (@david_ramsey) March 6, 2019
Katherine McNamara, who plays Oliver Queen’s daughter Mia Smoak/ Blackstar, said the role had been an honour to play.
It’s been an honor bringing #MiaSmoak to life & joining the #Arrowverse. Congrats @StephenAmell & the @CW_Arrow family on an incredible accomplishment & the opportunity to finish the journey the way it deserves. So keep watching-we are going to kick ass ‘til the bitter end.???????????? https://t.co/VZSew5jTXu
— Katherine McNamara (@Kat_McNamara) March 7, 2019
Other Arrow stars including Rick Gonzalez and Madison McLaughlin also expressed their thanks for the show’s cast and crew members.
Thankful and grateful to have had the chance to bring #WildDog to life on #Arrow. Thank you to all the writers and producers and cast and crew for welcoming me with open arms. And a big hug to all the fans for the love. It’s our job to give you an amazing last 10 episodes. ❤️????????
— Rick Gonzalez (@officialrickg) March 7, 2019
family ❤️ big time love for this whole crew. my time on arrow was always fun and supportive and also pretty sure I had to change my underwear from laughing too hard (thx a lot @ embett and echo) (joe and rick are funny too) pic.twitter.com/G8aH1NcyBc
— Madison McLaughlin (@MadisonMcLaugh) March 7, 2019
Series creator Marc Guggenheim also thanked the “millions [of fans] who provided years of employment to hundreds,” before adding that he would “aim to craft a finale season that will do you [the fans] proud”.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Without an audience, there is no show. Thanks to the millions who provided years of employment to hundreds. We aim to craft a finale season that will do you proud. https://t.co/bVyeyotiQZ
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) March 6, 2019