Arrow EP on Series Finale: “There’s Going to Be a Lot of Tears”

We’re nonetheless a month away from seeing Arrow‘s remaining season premiere, however the present’s solid and crew are already trying forward to the ultimate episode. In a current interview with Entertainment Tonight, showrunner Beth Schwartz spoke concerning the activity of wrapping up the eight-season run of the hit The CW sequence, and teased that it is going to be an emotional course of.

“It definitely feels like this is the right time for the series to end, but I feel like it’s not going to feel quite real until that last script of the finale comes out. And then I feel like there’s going to be a lot of tears,” she admitted. “I’m sure it’ll be the same thing on the last day of filming on set. That’s when it’s going to feel even more real when we’re actually going through it.”

Schwartz additionally revealed that work on the sequence finale has already begun, however that the minutia of how the episode will play out has advanced to an extent.

“In the [writers’] room [Monday], we started working on the series finale so it felt very real,” Schwartz defined. “I couldn’t believe it. Just saying it, it felt a little bit surreal. Towards the end of every season, we start breaking what’s happening next season and this year, there isn’t a next season. It feels very strange.”

“Now that it’s here, we’re obviously going to add more things that did evolve from this season specifically,” Schwartz added, earlier than confirming that she and fellow government producer Marc Guggenheim have not shifted on “where we wanted to end it.”

Given all the pieces that Season eight has to take care of – particularly, Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) supposed loss of life within the coming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” – it’s going to actually be fascinating to see how the present’s remaining moments shakes out.

“The excellent news is not like Game of Thrones or not like Lost, weren’t burdened with having to reply a query,” Guggenheim advised earlier this summer season. “We’re not burdened with ‘who’s going to sit on the Iron Throne?’ or “what was the island?’ so we get to do, I feel, a way more character-based ending. So, on the identical time, the complication for us is that we even have Crisis and I feel a lot of the stuff that was at all times in my head in phrases of how to finish the present we’re now really going to find yourself doing within the crossover as an alternative so it is like now what does the sequence finale develop into? But, , we have got plans.”


“I’m actually enthusiastic about it. The objective is to make it satisfying for the followers, however the excellent news for us is we do not have the challenges that Lost, or Game of Thrones had,” he continued. We also don’t have the ratings, so there’s that, too. But I feel the pain of Damon, Benioff, and Weiss. It’s hard. It’s a hard thing to do in a way that satisfies everyone. I also think, because I’ve been thinking how does one end a series, there’s what the initial reaction to something is and then there’s how it stands the test of time and those two things are not always the same.”

Arrow’s remaining season will start Tuesday, October 15th, at 9/8c on The CW.