It’s the end of an era, as The CW has announced that its first DC Entertainment series, Arrow, will be ending with a 10-episode eighth season.

The decision to end the series comes as CW president Mark Pedowitz was open with fans about needing to make way for a possible second phase of DC dramas on the network, “Things will age and we want to get the next generation of shows to keep The CW DC universe going for as long as possible.”

Arrow was the first DC Comics series to air on the network, leading to further series like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning (although the latter is not part of the network’s Arrowverse).

Showrunner Beth Schwartz and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim said in a joint statement, “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. 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.”

With Crisis on Infinite Earths announced as the Arrowverse’s next crossover event, and this news surfacing, it may be that Oliver Queen’s fate has been sealed. In the comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, many heroes meet their end during the events, so it may be that the Green Arrow will be one of those heroes in the TV adaptation.

The cast and crew of Arrow reminisced about their journey on social media:

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More on Arrow’s final season when we have it.

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