Stephen Amell has donned the green hooded vigilante for seven years in The CW’s Arrow and fans will agree he did an incredible job maintaining the part. Now it’s time to hang up the crossbow and arrows with the eighth and final season. Amell is also ready to move on to other projects as he previously announced a new TV show in the works.
“I’ve recently closed on a new project that I’m really excited about that I am not allowed to talk about. It’s on TV,” Amell said. “I thought that the news was going to break last night, and I was kind of excited to talk about it today, but it’s for me… next question, next question. But something. Something very soon.”
Amell had his fair share of fun portraying the Green Arrow, but switching over to the dark side serves as an interest for the actor.
“Part of the fun for me with acting is identifying a job, be it Arrow or any job that came before it for me, and really buckling down and trying to get it,” Amell said. “I don’t know what that job is but I’m excited. If I’m gonna play a DC character again it has to be a villain because I like villains. Favorite villain? General Zod.”
Amell had previously described the episodes for the final season as “events” with the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths – Arrowverse crossover.
“I think that we’ve had our running time,” Amell said. “That’s what I thought when I talked with Greg Berlanti in Season 6. I felt like we had done our thing. I thought ultimately theoretically Season 7 should’ve ended things. But to come back and do 10 episodes … what they’ve done with this final season is really cool. It’s like nothing you guys have ever seen. Every episode that comes out, it’s like ‘Wait a minute, what? It’s happening what and where and how? Ok, that’s cool. Let’s do it!'”
Season 8 of Arrow will premiere on October 15 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.