Arrow: The CW Releases Final Season Premiere Date

The CW Network just announced the premiere date for Arrow‘s 8th and final season, it will be on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, at 9/8c.

Stephen Amell had this to say on social media last month; “I’m excited that we’re going to be on after The Flash on Tuesday evenings because I feel like that’s a pairing I’ve always wanted to have.”

The final season synopsis reads:

“After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) 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 (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit 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.”

Stephen Amell’s One Condition On Playing A DC Character Again After “Arrow”

Stephen Amell has played the Green Arrow since the CW Network show launched back in 2012. Although he says he is willing to reprise his role after Arrow Season 8 brings Oliver’s story to an end, he is not counting out the possibility of playing another DC character, though he does have one condition to that.

“I’d like to play a villain,” Amell said at MCM London. “If I’m going to play a DC character again, it has to be a villain,” the actor said before adding, “I like villains.”

The question was asked about his favorite villain, Amell replied, “General Zod. I watched Superman II with my kid the other day, and it was the best.”

Zod has been played by Michael Shannon in the DC Extended Universe’s Man of Steel and Colin Salmon plays the character on Krypton, it seems unlikely the role will open up any time soon. However, there might be room for Amell to play a different villain at some point in the future.

Events: Stephen Amell To Attend Fan Expo Boston 2019

Stephen Amell will be making an appearance this August at Fan Expo Boston 2019. Get your tickets to this event now!