Arrow has wrapped filming on the final season, and the stars of the superhero drama have shared lots of heartfelt farewells. It seems like just yesterday that it was announced that Season 8 would be Arrow’s last. Since then, the eighth season has gotten underway and, on-screen, there is still more to come.
Among the things set to go down is the return of Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity for Arrow’s series finale, with an air date for that major episode having already been set. Worth noting is the fact that Rickards will not be the final season’s only return. But, for the cast of Arrow, the journey of filming all of the exciting final season is over.
Taking to Twitter, Arrow’s co-showrunner, Marc Guggenheim, commemorated the last day of production. Guggenheim posted the following farewell message on behalf of himself and fellow Arrow showrunner, Beth Schwartz. It reads:
To the best Cast and Crew in the business:
It's hard to believe that today is here: the final day of production on ARROW. We are so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you for helping us bring this show to life. What this show accomplished is no small feat. Eight seasons. One hundred and seventy episodes. A multiverse of TV shows. The biggest crossovers in television history. One incredible journey from beginning to end. All thanks to you and the countless others that have been a part of this show. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of Arrow's final story. It has been an honor.
All our best,
Beth & Marc
When it came to Stephen Amell saying goodbye, he posted a particularly heartfelt picture and caption on Instagram as the final week of filming got underway. The actor, who recently took on his fiercest enemy yet, posted this before the final day of filming on Arrow. Check it out:
As for the last day of filming, Stephen Amell kept things to the point with a poignant message posted on Twitter. No picture accompanied it. Here is what the Oliver Queen actor had to say about finishing filming on Arrow:
Words can’t even begin to express what Arrow has meant to me. Best 8 years of my life. The cast and crew of the show have become my family. I’m going to miss them. I’m wrapped.
Original Arrow cast member (and potential spinoff star) David Ramsey shared a great post on social media. Ramsey’s message came as he prepared to get started on the final day of filming Arrow. He did so in a very cool way for fans! Check it out:
Katie Cassidy Rogers has worn many hats since starting on Arrow, and the actress commemorated her final day of filming as Laurel Lance/Earth-2 Black Canary. On Twitter, Cassidy Rogers posted this moving message complete with a heartfelt photo. Here it is:
Over on Instagram, Katie Cassidy Rogers struck a pose with her long-time Arrow co-star Willa Holland. Despite a lot of questions surrounding their characters’ survival at different points, both original Arrow cast members are still around for the final season. Check it out:
Speaking of original cast members, Colin Donnell played Oliver’s best friend, Tommy Merlyn. He is back for the last season. It is a return that has been promised in a significant way. The actor shared his thoughts and feelings about finishing Arrow with this emotional post:
Colton Haynes took to Instagram to pour his heart out about the last day of filming on Arrow. The actor, who plays Roy Harper/Arsenal, shared an emotional message in the caption and a lot of photos. Be sure to slide over to see them all!
Series wrap on #Arrow. What a legacy this show will hold forever. I feel so blessed to have been apart of it.
Rick Gonzalez reflected on the last day of filming on Arrow with an emotional post. In it, the actor chronicles his journey to joining the show as Rene Ramirez /Wild Dog. Arrow fans will want to read it all! Check it out:
Arrow’s Juliana Harkavy opted to post something a bit different for the last day of filming. The actress, who plays Dinah Drake/Black Canary, turned singer for an emotional farewell song tribute to Arrow. Take it away, Harkavy!
She has a spinoff to look forward to, but that does not mean saying goodbye to Arrow is not tough. Katherine McNamara, who plays Felicity and Oliver’s grown-up daughter Mia, shared her thoughts on wrapping the show on which she originated the role. See it here:
Joseph David-Jones seemed to allude to Arrow’s final week of filming on his Instagram. A few days ago, the actor, who plays adult Connor Hawke, posted a hopeful message as the end of shooting grew near for Arrow. Check it out:
To close things out, check out Arrow producer and director James Bamford’s poignant tweet as Arrow filmed the final shot of its series finale. The post is punctuated by a highly emotional Pokémon GIF that will likely tug on the already raw heartstrings of Arrow fans. Here it is: