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Arrow's 8th Season Will Be Its Last

'Arrow's' 8th Season Will Be Its Last

'Arrow's' 8th Season Will Be Its Last

The show that sparked an entire TV universe filled with so many queer characters is coming to and end soon.

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After seven long years, it looks like Arrow is finally coming to an end. 

37-year-old actor Stephen Amell, who plays the DC Comics hero on The CW's popular show, took to Twitter yesterday to break the news to fans. 

"Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life...but you can’t be a vigilante forever," he tweeted. "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." 

According to People, Amell also took to Facebook Live to discuss the decision to end Arrow after it's upcoming eighth season. 

"A large part of this decision is because I’m now a father and a husband and a lot of my life and interests don’t really reside in Vancouver [where Arrow is filmed] anymore and thinking that’s the best thing for me personally and professionally," Amell said tearfully. 

He continued: 

"I approached Greg Berlanti [the show's writer and executive producer] and said that I thought both personally and professionally that at the end of my commitment this coming season, it would be the best for me to move on. I’ve always been a fan of television shows that not only don’t overstay their welcome but end in a manner that really packs a punch. It had always been my hope that we would know when we were going to finish this journey and not limp to the finish line, so to speak."

While nothing lasts forever, the conclusion of Arrow is a bittersweet end of an era, especially considering that it sparked the Arrowverse, a media franchise of DC characters that includes some of the most diverse and LGBT-inclusive superhero shows in TV history. 

And the fans felt some way about it.

Arrow's eighth and final season is set to premiere this Fall. 

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel