The eighth and final season of Arrow premiered on The CW on October 15, 2019, and concluded on January 28, 2020. It was announced on January 31, 2019.[1]

The season aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. following The Flash in the fall, and 8:00 p.m. prior to DC's Legends of Tomorrow in January.

It will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on April 28, 2020.[2]

On March 6, 2019, lead actor Stephen Amell announced, via Twitter, that the eighth season would be the series' last and would consist of 10 episodes.[3]

Synopsis Edit

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, former protégé Roy Harper, street-savvy Rene Ramirez, metahuman Dinah Drake, brilliant inventor Curtis Holt and Earth-2 Laurel Lance. In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow’s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.[4]



Special guest starring Edit

Guest starring Edit


No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
161 1 "Starling City" Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim James Bamford October 15, 2019
162 2 "Welcome to Hong Kong" Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff Antonio Negret October 22, 2019
163 3 "Leap of Faith" Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Elizabeth Kim Katie Cassidy Rodgers October 29, 2019
164 4 "Present Tense" Oscar Balderrama & Jeane Wong Kristin Windell November 5, 2019
165 5 "Prochnost" Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes Laura Belsey November 19, 2019
166 6 "Reset" Onalee Hunter Hughes & Maya Houston David Ramsey November 26, 2019
167 7 "Purgatory" Rebecca Bellotto & Rebecca Rosenberg James Bamford December 3, 2019
168 8 "Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 4" Marc Guggenheim & Marv Wolfman Glen Winter January 14, 2020
169 9 "Green Arrow and the Canaries" Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim & Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama James Bamford January 21, 2020
170 10 "Fadeout" Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz James Bamford January 28, 2020


Filming Edit

Production began on July 11, 2019, and concluded on November 13, 2019.[6]

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  • On August 8, 2019, Colton Haynes confirmed that he would not be returning to Arrow as a series regular for the final season.[7]
    • However, on October 3, 2019, it was announced that Haynes would be returning in a recurring role instead.[8]
  • On November 8, 2019, it was announced that a one hour-long special would air before the series finale.[9]


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "Breaking News - The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2019-2020 Season" - The Futon Critic
  2. "Arrow Season 8 DVD Release Date" - New DVD Release Dates
  3. Stephen Amell on Twitter: "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."
  4. "Arrow Final Season Premiere Date Announced by The CW" - Comicbook
  5. Despite being billed as a "special appearance" in this season's credits, TVLine has confirmed that Cassidy is still part of the main cast. [1]
  6. "Production Dates - Various Show" - SpoilerTV
  7. "Colton Haynes No Longer A Series Regular For Arrow Season 8" - GreenArrowTV
  8. "Colton Haynes is returning to Arrow for the final season" - Entertainment Weekly
  9. "The CW Sets Midseason Premiere Dates: ‘Katy Keene’, Return Of ‘DC’s Legends’, ‘Roswell, New Mexico’, ‘Supernatural’ Moves To Monday" - Deadline
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