'Arrow' wraps production as cast, creators and crew share fond memories and bid farewell to the show
On the last day of filming for the long-running season, the show's team members took to social media to say their goodbyes.
It’s an emotional time for ‘Arrow’ fans, as the eight-season-long series draws to a close. Today marked the final day of filming for the show, and the ‘Arrow’ team have been sharing their memories and expressing their gratefulness to the fans that have been with them since the show’s debut in 2012.
Consulting producer and former showrunner Marc Guggenheim tweeted out a note he shared with the cast and crew, from him and current showrunner Beth Schwartz, thanking them for the work they’d done bringing 170 episodes to life. Schwartz herself shared memories of her first day on set, and the Vancouver trips that would become a regular part of her life.
Group pictures of the cast and crew were shared on Instagram by Katy Cassidy Rogers, who plays the Laurel Lance of two Earths, and David Ramsey, who plays the character John Diggle. Juliana Harkavy shared an older picture that shows her reaction to first finding out she would be playing Black Canary on the fifth season of ‘Arrow.’ “I took this photo almost 4 years ago. I’d just gotten off a call with Warner Bros. where I learned my life was about to change forever,” she said. Colton Hayes, who plays Roy Harper, shared a series of pictures from his time on the series. “Today is the last day on Arrow. The last day I will get to go to work with these beautiful humans on a show that gave me so much,” he wrote.
Katherine McNamara, who played Mia Smoak, the daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, also posted a message of gratitude on Twitter. She is set to star in the upcoming ‘Arrow’ spinoff, and will be a large part of taking the ‘Arrow’ mythos forward. In honor of the final day of filming, Guggenheim also shared the original pitch notes for the show. “So interesting to see what changed,” he says, “And what didn't.”
The most iconic farewell, however, came a few days ago from OliverQueen/Stephen Amell himself, posting a picture of the last time he will “suit up.” “Tonight is the last time I will wear the Arrow suit,” he posted.
Eight seasons of a show that spread out to include a whole multiverse of shows is a tremendous accomplishment. ‘Arrow’ will be ending with the grandest send-off it could hope for with TV’s most ambitious crossover - the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths.’
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The next episode of ‘Arrow’ airs November 19 on the CW.