Unfortunately, nothing is eternal under the moon, and Arrow thereby is coming to an end. Also worth noting that the upcoming season will be shortened to only ten episodes. The announcement about the cancelation of the series appeared on the official Twitter page of Stephen Amell, who is playing a key role in the show.
Stephen has also confirmed Arrow Season 8 release date, which is slated for this fall, according to his announcement. The show's producers explained that it was a "hard decision." Yet for us, it's clear that such a decision has been expected.
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
The reason of cancellation is traced in the viewing figures of Arrow that are dropping from episode to episode. Arrow Season 7 premiere has garnered only 1.429 million viewers with a 0.45 key demo among adults (P18-49). Within the season the viewership dropped below one million viewers per episode. For instance, Arrow S7E14 has drawn only 0.887 million viewers.
Such a downward trend indicates the fading interest of the target audience. No doubt, this factor played a crucial role in the decision on cancellation. At the same time, we must admit the fact that the current season of Arrow has received the universal acclaim among both critics and viewers.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Arrow Season 7 holds a score of 7.39/10 and a 90% approval rating from critics. Meanwhile, most of the viewers have rated the 7th installment of Arrow at 4.1/5 and provided a 82% approval rating. On Metacritic, the season was above praise as well, based on the rating of 8.2/10.
Yet still, in spite of such a favorable reception, The CW opted to wrap Arrow after Season 8. Of course, we don't rule out a spin-off, however, Arrow, unfortunately, comes to an end.
The story focuses on Oliver Queen, a golden boy, who used to live a luxurious life without any duties. But one day has turned crucial for Oliver when he found himself trapped in the mysterious island amidst the ocean due to a shipwreck.
He was a billionaire playboy before this day. However, now he faced real troubles. Oliver was presumably considered dead within five years. Nonetheless, by chance, he managed to survive.
Upon returning home, he looked strange and mysterious. The fact is that Oliver realized and comprehended a lot, being in a hostile environment for a long time. Oliver changed his attitude to his life and numerous things.
Over time, he turned into a superhero, known as Arrow, who hides his face behind the mask, fighting with crime and injustice on the streets of his hometown.