‘Arrow’ is an American superhero action-adventure show based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, ‘Arrow’ airs on The CW, and it became DC’s first major success on television, spawning several spin-off shows such as ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, all of which are based in the Arrowverse.
‘Arrow’ season 1 premiered on October 10, 2012, the show about the green vigilante has gone from strength to strength and is set to enter its eighth season in Fall 2019. With the release of other DC universe superhero shows, there have been numerous crossovers and ‘Arrow’ has greatly benefited from them. ‘Arrow’ has won a long list of awards, both technical and for the performances of the actors, and is a critically acclaimed show. However, while The CW’s announcement of Season 8 is great news for fans, the bad news is that Season 8 will be last we see of ‘Arrow’. Here’s everything we know about the final season.
Arrow Cast: Who’s in it?
Being a superhero show that has spanned for seven years, ‘Arrow’ has a long list of important cast members.
Leading the pack is Stephen Amell, who plays the role of the titular character, Oliver Queen / Arrow. Emily Bett Rickards plays the role of Felicity Smoak / Overwatch, who not only helps Oliver in his vigilantism, but later marries him and becomes the stepmother of his son William.
David Ramsey, meanwhile, plays the role of John Diggle / Spartan, who starts off as Oliver’s bodyguard, partner, and confidante, and later joins his team of vigilantes. Katie Cassidy Rodgers stars as Laurel Lance / Black Canary / Black Siren, an attorney-turned-vigilante and Oliver’s ex-girlfriend. Oliver’s best friend and Laurel’s boyfriend Tommy Merlyn is played by Colin Donnell, while Willa Holland plays the role of Oliver’s sister Thea Queen / Speedy, who has similar skills like Oliver. Colton Haynes as Roy Harper / Arsenal, who is not only part of Oliver’s team of vigilantes, but is also Thea’s romantic partner.
Apart from the aforementioned main characters, there are dozens of other characters who have appeared throughout the show, as can be expected from a show which has spanned seven seasons. Even among the aforementioned characters, only a few have remained constant, with others exiting and rejoining the show at different points of time.