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