The fate of superhero TV shows is looking grim as yet another one of your faves has just been axed, beloved babe-town series Arrow.
The CW’s longest-running DC Comics series, which premiered in 2012, will end after season eight, Variety reports.
“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,” series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Beth Schwartz said in a statement.
“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 honours 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.”
Following the sad report, the stars of the series have taken to social media to express their grief.
“Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever,” baben’ lead Stephen Amell wrote.
“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.”
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
His equally hot co-star Colton Haynes took to the ‘gram to share the following heartbreaking statement:
“Sad to hear the news that #Arrow will be ending after Season 8. What an incredible ride this has been. Thank you to all the fans out there who supported us along the way.”
Farewell Arrow. We’ll miss the sick storylines, the spandex costumes, and most of all we’ll miss the way you used Stephen Amell’s abs as a marketing ploy. Nicely played.