LAST HURRAH: End of an era

Arrow creators promise to go out with a bang

Arrow season 8 will be set in 2019 and take place in the main timeline and parallel universe known as Earth-1, which is the centre of the multiverse.
Arrow season 8 will be set in 2019 and take place in the main timeline and parallel universe known as Earth-1, which is the centre of the multiverse. PHOTO: WARNER TV

How does one end a long-running hit show with a complex mythology, lots of loose ends and fans to service? Supernatural and Arrow faced that question as they shot their final seasons, which debut this week

Wrapping up the superhero show Arrow was always going to be tricky.

Launched in 2012, the DC Comics-inspired drama about a billionaire playboy turned crime-fighting superhero has spawned four live-action spin-offs: The Flash (2014 to now), Supergirl (2015 to now), DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (2016 to now) and Batwoman, which debuted in the United States earlier this month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2019, with the headline 'Arrow creators promise to go out with a bang'. Print Edition | Subscribe