The one that started it all will soon be hanging its bow. After seven seasons, it’s been announced that Arrow will be coming to an end following a 10-episode eighth season. Arrow, which premiered in 2012, found Stephen Amell taking on the role of Oliver Queen and followed him on his vigilante journey to protect his city and the ones he loves. It was the flagship series in what has now become an iconic DC comic television universe with spinoffs including The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow and proved that audiences wanted to dive into the stories of superheroes not commonly portrayed on screen.
Over the past seven years, Arrow has touched and changed the lives of fans all over the world, bringing them together on social media and in real life at conventions and other events. So, it’s safe to say that the news of its final season hit the fandom hard. They’re taking to the internet to talk about why Arrow meant so much to them and to thank the actors, writers, and crew who brought these beloved characters to life. Here are some of our favorite farewell tweets!
— Mris (@LadyMris) March 7, 2019
#Arrow is an incredible show and Stephen is one of the most passionate, dedicated actors to perform any role ever. The show will be missed but it for sure will be a classic. I’ll say probs the best DC entertainment ever made. https://t.co/f3jdFoli1D
— Gianna Porcaro (@giannaporcaro) March 7, 2019
— ARROW TV (@ARROWTV_) March 6, 2019
Stephen, thank you so much for giving us a character we could relate to and fall in love with. You, @david_ramsey, and @EmilyBett have given us such joy. Words are not enough to say thank you. I for one love you so much and will follow your career, whatever you choose to do. ❤️❤️
— OliversMuse (@MuseOlivers) March 7, 2019
There will never be another character more inimitable, more genius, more beautiful, more endearing, more charming, more quirky, or more beloved than Felicity Smoak. Our QUEEN. #Arrow 💘🤓👑🔥💻 pic.twitter.com/S9yNOmGdK3
— Casey K. (@lyricalarrow) March 7, 2019
Arrow has honestly become a part of who I am. I doubt I’d ever be ready to say goodbye. I never expected this show and its characters and fandom to end up meaning so much to me, but here I am—crying over the loss I already feel. Thank you @StephenAmell @EmilyBett & @david_ramsey! pic.twitter.com/yamoR5ZcUG
— Brittany (@snarky_bee) March 6, 2019
I think stories beginning in death should end with life. Oliver’s journey began with the death of his father and the loss of his family. It should end with Oliver embracing the life with the family he’s built. #Arrow pic.twitter.com/8mENHP1Eh9
— Jen 💍🤰👶 (@jbuffyangel) March 7, 2019
Someone said Arrow is the Iron Man of TV… the end of en era. I couldn’t agree more. It all started with this little show about a rich playboy who marooned on a Island and became someone else. Then Diggle and Felicity came and that’s when all changed for the better. ❤️ #Arrow
— pola 💙✨🦄 (@irresistewart) March 7, 2019
I’m so deeply saddened by the news that #Arrow is ending in Season 8. However I am so proud of the cast and crew and how far the show has come in these eight years, I wish everybody the best for the future and want to thank them for giving me my favourite TV show of all time ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VGpEW2Xe0R
— Declan Mckinney (@DeclanMckinney) March 6, 2019
10 eps left after this season ends.
It hurts. I was ready but I guess I wasn’t ready at all…😭😭😭😭#Arrow
— Arya🌹 (@AryaSeven7) March 6, 2019
They are the ship to end all ships. They changed everything for me. Their love story captivated me and nothing could have pulled me away from seeing their epic journey through to the end. They deserve so much happiness. They are the heart and soul of #Arrow & I’ll truly miss them pic.twitter.com/oYG1LLZASs
— Brittany (@snarky_bee) March 7, 2019
I am crying. Green Arrow is my favourite character in comics and to have had #Arrow on TV for this long has been amazing. Sad to see it go…but excited to see how it ends. Thank you @StephenAmell https://t.co/1dT1myAyKy
— Pagey (@Pagmyst) March 6, 2019
Ah man, I’m sad to hear that #Arrow will end after Season 8. I’ve had some real issues with it over the years, but the highs were greater than the lows and I will be forever grateful to it for providing me with so many hours of entertainment.
An amazing run for a great show. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jlfVPPReWh
— Michael Patterson (@michaelp93) March 6, 2019
|: I’m still so sensitive that #Arrow is ending. It actually hurts because despite who he ended up with, Arrow was an amazing TV show.
From Season 1 to Season 8, it stings. #Arrow
— ᴋᴏʟ ᴍɪᴋᴀᴇʟsᴏɴ (@ArdentValiant) March 7, 2019
I’m actually crying so much right now. #Arrow has been one of my absolute favorite shows, since the day it first aired. Every single cast member has done an incredible job bringing these characters to life. I can’t wait to watch Season 8, and follow your next acting adventures! pic.twitter.com/vvfE5INF5q
— Joy (@FionaAlexandraQ) March 7, 2019
No words but thank you @StephenAmell for being the best Oliver Queen and thank you for these 8 seasons. I wish you the best because you deserve it & you are the most funniest, amazing & talented person. I wish you the best for your future projects 🏹💚💚💚 #Arrow #ArrowSeason8 https://t.co/MZXNIJjqxo
— Aline (@aline_coppi) March 7, 2019
— klaudia maine (@itsicecave) March 7, 2019
It’s so bittersweet but all good things must come to an end, thank you for creating a universe for sending for us to escape.. bring season 8 to close with a bang! Thank you writers and producers! #arrow #thecw #arrowverse spinoffs please! https://t.co/KeYOdwrTkr
— itsjustAaron (@aaronyapp9779) March 7, 2019
It’s going to be tough when #Arrow reaches its end, but I am thinking about 2020 and all of the cool opportunities there will be to see our favorites from the show doing other great projects. So excited for them.
— quiveringbunny (@quiveringbunny) March 7, 2019
As a fan of #Arrow since the pilot aired on the @CW_Arrow I just want to extend my love and sincere gratitude for an amazing and explosive series. This series always made my heart pound, feel warmth and sadness on so many levels.. it was always exciting to watch and never missed.
— Kimberly Cianci (@CianciKimberly) March 7, 2019
CW’s #Arrow proved that you don’t need a huge budget and a big screen to bring a comicbook character to life that people will fall in love with. Arrow not only made it work on a small screen for 8 years, but is also responsible for creating a live-action DC universe on TV. pic.twitter.com/Zt4t2StBXu
— Amogh Huddar ︽✵︽ (@imakryptonian) March 7, 2019
What are your thoughts on Arrow’s final season? Let us know what the show meant to you!
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