Series overview
Season 12345678

Arrow​​​​​​ was renewed for an eighth and final season by The CW on January 31, 2019.[3] It will premiere on October 15, 2019.[1]


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 last season's finale, in the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver must leave his friends and family behind him and will find himself pit up 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]


Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points


# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Starling City"[22] James Bamford[22] Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim[22] October 15, 2019[1]
2 "Welcome to Hong Kong"[23] Antonio Negret[24] Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff[23] October 22, 2019[25]
3 "Leap of Faith"[26] Katie Cassidy Rodgers[27] TBA October 29, 2019[25]
4 "Present Tense"[28] Kristin Windell[29] Oscar Balderrama & Jeane Wong[28] TBA
5 TBA Laura Belsey[29] TBA TBA
6 TBA David Ramsey[30] TBA TBA
8 TBA Glen Winter[31] Marc Guggenheim & Marv Wolfman[32] January 14, 2020[33]
9 TBA James Bamford[31] TBA TBA
10 TBA James Bamford[31] TBA TBA


  • Since the first season in which she was a recurring cast member, this is Emily Bett Rickards's first and only season where she's not a series regular due to a conflict with her involvement in the summer production of the off-Broadway play Reborning that was playing its New York engagement at the time.
  • Season 8 will feature the directional debut from Katie Cassidy Rodgers, who directs the third episode, while the sixth episode will be David Ramsey's second episode he directs.[34]
  • This is the only season to feature new series regulars Katherine McNamara, Ben Lewis, Joseph David-Jones, and new cast member Charlie Barnett.
  • Unlike the previous seasons, the Arrowverse annual crossover will be part of the main storyline.


Concept artwork

Promotional images



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The CW Fall Premiere Dates: 'Batwoman' Leads Off Season" - The Hollywood Reporter
  2. "The CW reveals fall 2019 schedule: Batwoman and Supergirl team up on Sunday" - Entertainment Weekly
  3. "CW Renews Flash, Riverdale, Dynasty, Charmed, Supernatural Plus 5 Others" - TVLine
  4. - Arrow Final Season Premiere Date Announced by The CW - Comic Book
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 - Arrow Final Season Trailer Recaps Those Oliver Has Loved and Lost, Teases Returns (From the Dead?) - TVLine
  6. "‘Arrow’: Joseph-David Jones Upped To Series Regular For Final Season Of the CW Drama" - Deadline Hollywood
  7. "Arrow's Katherine McNamara Promoted to Series Regular for Final Season" - TVLine
  8. "Arrow Promotes Ben Lewis to Series Regular for Final Season" - TVLine
  9. "LIVE: Arrow Returns to San Diego for Final SDCC Appearance" - CBR
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 ArrowCast Drops Final Season Teases, Reveals Who They Want to Return
  11. "Arrow Will Feel the Most Consequences From Crisis on Infinite Earths" - Comic Book
  12. 12.0 12.1 Arrow Season 8 and Crisis on Infinite Earths Story Details Revealed
  13. Stephen Amell Shares Brand New Look At His ‘Arrow’ Season 8 Suit
  14. TVLine Items: Arrow Mom Returns, Young Justice Renewed and More
  15. - Arrow Cast Drops Final Season Teases, Reveals Who They Want to Return - Entertainment Weekly
  16. Arrowbrings back Colin Donnell, Josh Segarra for final season appearances
  17. Arrow Final Interview - Entertainment Tonight
  19. - Arrow “Welcome To Hong Kong” Returning Guest Confirmed - GreenArrowTV
  20. Arrow's Final Season: (Spoiler) Is the Latest Familiar Face to Return - TVLine
  21. "Arrow's Stephen Amell Says He Got the Ending He Wanted for Oliver" - TV Guide
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzAprrovd) - Twitter
  23. 23.0 23.1 Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzAprrovd) - Twitter
  24. - DGC BC Production List - DGC
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Shows A-Z - arrow on cw" - The Futon Critic
  26. "We’ve Got The Arrow #8.3 Title – And It’s A Springsteen Song" - GreenArrowTV
  27. "Comic-Con 2019: Arrow Cast Teases Final Season (Exclusive)" - YouTube
  28. 28.0 28.1 - Beth Schwartz (@ScwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  29. 29.0 29.1 - "DGC BC Production List" - DGC
  30. - "Arrow - Green Arrow TV (@GreenArrowTV)" - Twitter
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 "James Bamford on stunts, directing, and the end of Arrow" - YouTube
  32. - Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) - Twitter
  33. "The CW Announces Dates And Featured Appearances On The “Crisis On Infinite Earths” Epic Crossover" - SpoilerTV
  34. - Katie Cassidy Rodgers to make her directorial debut in Arrow’s final season. - Entertainment Weekly
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