Arrow star Stephen Amell has officially begun filming on the final season of the hit CW superhero series.
After teasing his return to set earlier this week Stephen Amell took to Instagram yesterday to reveal he had begun work on the first episode of the final season of Arrow. James Bamford is directing the first episode which showrunner Beth Schwartz revealed will be titled “Starling City.”
You can check out the announcement from Stephen Amell below.
While plot details for the final season of Arrow remain under wraps, Stephen Amell will be returning to conclude the series without his co-star Emily Bett Rickards as the actress opted to not return for the show’s final 10-episode run. The final season will feature the debut of a new green superhero suit that resembles the Green Arrow’s DC Rebirth costume, however, producer Marc Guggenheim has confirmed the new suit does not belong to Stephen Amell’s character.
Both Colin Donnell and Josh Segara have also been confirmed to be reprising their roles as Tommy Merlyn and Adrian Chase respectively.
Fans can expect to hear more about the upcoming final season of Arrow as well as all of The CW’s DC shows next week at San Diego Comic-Con. On Saturday, July 20, the Batwoman pilot screening/Q&A will kick things off for The CW at 10:30 a.m. in Ballroom 20. In tow will be the final SDCC panel for Stephen Amell’s Arrow at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Supergirl panel at 4:15 p.m., the Black Lightning panel at 5 p.m., and Grant Gustin’s The Flash at 5:45 p.m. to round out the network’s content.
Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow:
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.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Colton Haynes, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
Arrow season 8 premieres in Fall 2019 on The CW.