CW Ending Arrow With Shortened Season 8

by Jay Cochran
March 07, 2019
Arrow, the DCTV series that started it all for the CW's current run of DC Comics based shows will be coming to an end with season 8, which will only include 10 episodes. The show which stars Stephen Amell has had a good run and spun off other shows which includes The Flash, Supergirl and DC Legends Of Tomorrow. Black Lightning which is another DC Comic based show on the network technically isn't part of the "Arrowverse," but probably should be included in the list of shows that have life thanks to the Green Arrow and it's success. The reason given for ending the show is so Warner Bros. and The CW can make way for a second generation of DC based shows which we already know will include the likes of Batwoman that has a pilot episode in production for the network.

Will this mean that Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) actual story will be coming to an end as well? It's possible he could die in next year's big "Arroverse" crossover event titled Crisis On Infinite Earths, or perhaps he will live on to have the occasional guest-appearance in the remaining DC shows, only time will tell.

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yojoebro82 - 2019-03-11 @ 7:36 pm

I wonder what the odds of McFarlane doing Arrow toys are. My guess is probably low. Mattel's Arrow (and Flash and Supergirl) is sub par at best, coming out just before they started to up their game. All of their other TV figures are descent, but those three blow. I'd like to see McFarlane take a crack at them. Funny how even though I watch very little of the CW shows, I still want figures from them

Grahf - 2019-03-11 @ 1:24 am

Damn. Shows can't last forever I guess. Stephen Amell probably just wants to focus on his wrestling career lol. AEW came calling with a contract.

It would be pretty cool if they started condensing the shows instead of outright cancelling them. Doing a team up show or maybe an anthology style show. The first half of the season can be based around one character then the second half would be based on another. Then the next season's first half could be based on a third character and the second half based on the first character again. Keep each characters story short and cycle them out so that they don't get stale or overexposed. Maybe even have two shows doing the same thing. Season 1a isBatwoman and 2b isArrow. Season 2a isLegends and 2b isVixen. Meanwhile the second show could have season 1a be Black Lightning and 2b is Supergirl. Season 2a is Flash and 2b is Constantine. Or swap any one half season for a team-up of two or more main characters. Then also have full team-up, Justice League style seasons. Actually just get rid of all the shows and do three or four of this style show and spread out all the characters between them. There's more than enough characters to focus at least half a season of them every so often. I wouldn't want a whole show based on Wild Dog, Mr. Terrific, Killer Frost, Guardian or any of the other support characters but it would be cool to focus the half season on one of them from time to time.Main tier (most focus and multiple seasons go to them):Arrow.Flash.Supergirl.Batwoman.Black Lightning.Legends.Suicide Squad.Second tier(anyone else tied to the other main tier shows, kinda like limited solo run books. Can even be split into quarter seasons and have two every half season):The Ray.Vixen.Martian Manhunter.Constantine.Kid Flash.Cupid.Vibe.Citizen Cold.Deadshot.Ragman.Heatwave.Black Canary.White Canary.Wildcat.Everyone else.

mako - 2019-03-10 @ 12:32 pm
16 hours ago, yojoebro82 said:

You'd tune in..... :)

Yeah sweety, you hang on to that particular fantasy just as long as you can.

sXeblues - 2019-03-10 @ 5:08 am

It hardly seems like it all began that long ago, to me... I say this, not having watched beyond some of the third season, because I got rid of cable tv and just had a lot of other things, like anime, that I preferred to direct my attentions toward. I guess for some though, as was Smallville, Enterprise and some of the former Star Trek series for me, this will be the end of an era a liftime, in some cases and I hope it delivers for them whatever it is that they most want out of it.

yojoebro82 - 2019-03-09 @ 8:14 pm
17 hours ago, mako said:

I don't know . . .

I've got this horrible feeling a Felicity spin-off announcement is coming.

You'd tune in..... :)

mako - 2019-03-09 @ 3:08 am

I don't know . . .

I've got this horrible feeling a Felicity spin-off announcement is coming.

FASVB - 2019-03-09 @ 12:59 am

This goodbye sounds very final.

He says that is because if his family

ebayoman - 2019-03-08 @ 2:20 am

Well ... Netflix has ended their Marvel runs without killing off anyone - maybe theres hope

yojoebro82 - 2019-03-08 @ 1:55 am
2 hours ago, Outsiders said:

This got me thinking that there is more to this than anyone is saying...

I have a feeling that The CW went to the cast of Arrow and wanted to renew their contracts for another 3 years and Amell said no way. Most contracts for shows are for 5 years and then renewed for another 3 years. This would have put the cast through season 8 and The CW wanted them for more seasons.

If we all recall, The CW announced in December I believe that all of their shows have been renewed for the next season. Why would The CW announce Arrow being renewed just to have this news drop that season 8 will be the final season and it would only be 10 episodes?

Rumors are saying that Oliver dies in this fall's crossover. If that's the case then there is every chance that this 10 episode season is a red herring and that he comes back at some later date (because comic characters never stay dead).

At this point I'd give it a 50/50 chance.

Outsiders - 2019-03-07 @ 11:13 pm

This got me thinking that there is more to this than anyone is saying...

I have a feeling that The CW went to the cast of Arrow and wanted to renew their contracts for another 3 years and Amell said no way. Most contracts for shows are for 5 years and then renewed for another 3 years. This would have put the cast through season 8 and The CW wanted them for more seasons.

If we all recall, The CW announced in December I believe that all of their shows have been renewed for the next season. Why would The CW announce Arrow being renewed just to have this news drop that season 8 will be the final season and it would only be 10 episodes?

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