Stephen Amell Wanted Arrow To End With Season 7

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Arrow fans are having to emotionally prepare themselves for the end as the long-running CW show is calling it quits with its upcoming eighth season. Star Stephen Amell, however, originally wanted the series to wrap up even sooner.

In a Facebook Live video, the actor answered some questions from fans while on a break from filming. Obviously the topic of why Arrow was ending came up and he revealed that he used to think season 7 should have been the show’s last. However, it seems the exciting plans for season 8 changed his mind and he now believes Arrow is going out in the best way possible.

“I think that we’ve had our running time. That’s what I thought when I talked with Greg Berlanti in Season 6. I felt like we had done our thing. I thought ultimately theoretically Season 7 should’ve ended things. But to come back and do 10 episodes … what they’ve done with this final season is really cool. It’s like nothing you guys have ever seen. Every episode that comes out, it’s like ‘Wait a minute, what? It’s happening what and where and how? Ok, that’s cool. Let’s do it!'”

Amell’s tease is pretty thrilling, as we still don’t know what form the next run will take. The season 7 finale saw the Monitor whisk Oliver Queen through a portal, apparently to help clear up the early effects of the incoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The star’s mention of events happening in various places and ways may tease that season 8 will see the Emerald Archer exploring the multiverse. This could explain how two characters long since dead are due to return – namely, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) and Prometheus (Josh Segarra).

Like the man says above, Arrow season 8 runs for 10 episodes and is set to return to The CW on Tuesday, October 15th, so be sure to tune in.