The eighth and final season[4] of Arrow will premiere on The CW on October 15, 2019,[1] and will conclude in January 2020.[2] It was announced on January 31, 2019.[5]

It will air on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. following The Flash in the fall.

On March 6, 2019, lead actor Stephen Amell announced, via Twitter, that the eighth season would be the series' last and will consist of 10 episodes.[4]

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.[6]



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"[3] Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim James Bamford October 15, 2019[1]
162 2 "Welcome to Hong Kong"[14] Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff Antonio Negret October 22, 2019[15]
163 3 "Leap of Faith"[16] TBA Katie Cassidy Rodgers


October 29, 2019[15]
164 4 "Present Tense"[18] Oscar Balderrama & Jeane Wong Kristin Windell TBA
168 8 "Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 4" TBA Glen Winter


January 14, 2020[20]
169 9 TBA TBA TBA January 2020[2]
170 10 TBA TBA TBA January 2020[2]


Filming Edit

Production began in July 2019 and is scheduled to conclude in November 2019.[21]

Casting Edit

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  • On August 8, 2019, it was confirmed by Colton Haynes that he will not be returning to Arrow as a series regular for the final season.[22]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Breaking News - The CW Announces Its Fall 2019 Premiere Dates" - The Futon Critic
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Arrow Will Feel the Most Consequences From Crisis on Infinite Earths" - Comic Book
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) on Twitter: "First day of shooting! #ArrowSeason8 #TheFinalSeason"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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."
  5. "Breaking News - The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2019-2020 Season" - The Futon Critic
  6. "Arrow Final Season Premiere Date Announced by The CW" - Comicbook
  7. "‘Arrow’: Joseph-David Jones Upped To Series Regular For Final Season Of the CW Drama" - Deadline
  8. Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) on Twitter: "‘Arrow’: Katherine McNamara Upped To Series Regular For Final Season Of the CW Drama"
  9. "Arrow - Season 8 - Ben Lewis Promoted to Series Regular for Final Season" - SpoilerTV
  10. "Arrow Returns to San Diego for Final SDCC Appearance" - CBR
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Arrow - Season 8 - Colin Donnell & Josh Segarra Returning for Final Season" - SpoilerTV
  12. John Barrowman MBE (@johnscotbarrowman) on Instagram: "So the beans were spilled in #boston love working with the team #arrow #malcolmmerlyn @stephenamell ❤️ #season8 #whathappens you will have to watch to find out. Trying to be soo vague #fabulous jb 🏹🎣🤺😎"
  13. "Arrow “Welcome To Hong Kong” Returning Guest Confirmed" - GreenArrowTV
  14. Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) on Twitter: 🏹 #ArrowFinalSeason"
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Shows A-Z - arrow on cw" - The Futon Critic
  16. "We’ve Got The Arrow #8.3 Title – And It’s A Springsteen Song" - GreenArrowTV
  17. "Comic-Con 2019: Arrow Cast Teases Final Season (Exclusive)" - Entertainment Tonight - YouTube
  18. Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) on Twitter: "804 #ArrowFinalSeason"
  19. "James Bamford on stunts, directing, and the end of Arrow" - Nice Girls TV - YouTube
  20. "The CW Announces Dates for Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover" - Comic Book
  21. "Production Dates - Various Show" - SpoilerTV
  22. "Colton Haynes No Longer A Series Regular For Arrow Season 8" - GreenArrowTV
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