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    The “Arrow” Cast Is Sharing Emotional Messages After Learning That The Show Is Ending

    "Even when I'm done, I won't be gone."

    Yesterday, Stephen Amell announced that Arrow will end after an abbreviated Season 8 this coming fall.

    Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life... but you can’t be a vigilante forever. Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes this Fall. There’s so much to say... for now I just want to say thank you.

    Twitter: @StephenAmell / Via Twitter: @StephenAmell

    Stephen took to Facebook to elaborate, saying, "I’ve always been a fan of television shows that not only don't overstay their welcome but end in a manner that really packs a punch."

    Stephen Amell / Via Facebook: video.php

    Stephen said that along with executive producer Greg Berlanti, producer Marc Guggenheim, showrunner Beth Schwartz, and executives at Warner Bros. and The CW, they mutually decided to end the show after Season 8.

    Getting emotional, Stephen talked about how important the show has been in his life and it's not something he will soon forget.

    He concluded the video saying, "Even when I'm done, I won't be gone."

    Following Stephen's announcement, several members of the cast and crew expressed their gratitude for an amazing eight-season run.

    David Ramsey, who has been on the show since the pilot, thanked fans for helping him bring John Diggle to life:

    What an awesome ride! @arrow fans have been the best any actor could've asked for! Thank you for helping me bring John Diggle/Spartan to life!!! Love all of you! Can't wait for you to see what we have in stock for you. Let's end on a high, shall we? #ARROW

    Twitter: @david_ramsey / Via Twitter: @david_ramsey

    Emily Bett Rickards, who started on the show as a guest star, couldn't quite find the words, but gave us this hilarious picture:

    Colton Haynes, who played Roy Harper, thanked everyone for an "incredible ride":

    Colin Donnell, who played the beloved Tommy Merlyn, called his time on the show a "professional highlight":

    Being a part of this series from the beginning & being brought back over the course of its run has been beyond. It a professional highlight it & brought me wonderful lifelong friends. Thank you to all the fans who’ve kept Tommy alive all & congrats to all those involved ❤️❤️❤️

    Twitter: @colindonnell / Via Twitter: @colindonnell

    Juliana Harkavy, who plays Dinah Drake, said that Arrow has been, "the greatest adventure of my life":

    Rick Gonzalez, who joined the cast in Season 5 as Rene Ramirez, thanked everyone involved with the show:

    Thankful and grateful to have had the chance to bring #WildDog to life on #Arrow. Thank you to all the writers and producers and cast and crew for welcoming me with open arms. And a big hug to all the fans for the love. It’s our job to give you an amazing last 10 episodes. ❤️🙏🏼

    Twitter: @officialrickg / Via Twitter: @officialrickg

    Echo Kellum, who played Curtis Holt, called Arrow ending "the end of an era":

    Wow! End of an era. #Arrow made so many of my dreams come true. So thankful to have played my part on this amazing series. Gonna be sad to see it go. #8SeasonsAndAMovie

    Twitter: @EchoK / Via Twitter: @EchoK

    Madison McLaughlin, who played Evelyn Sharp, gave a shoutout to the cast that has become like family:

    family ❤️ big time love for this whole crew. my time on arrow was always fun and supportive and also pretty sure I had to change my underwear from laughing too hard (thx a lot @ embett and echo) (joe and rick are funny too)

    Twitter: @MadisonMcLaugh / Via Twitter: @MadisonMcLaugh

    Ben Lewis, who joined in Season 7 as Oliver's son William, was

    Proud to be a small, late-breaking part of the @CW_Arrow legacy. Thank you to @SchwartzApprovd, @RapaportCasting, @GBerlanti, the entire cast, crew & fans (!) for welcoming me so open-heartedly. LOTS to come in seasons 7 & 8! 💚

    Katherine McNamara, who recently joined the cast as Oliver and Felicity's daughter, promised a hell of an ending:

    It’s been an honor bringing #MiaSmoak to life & joining the #Arrowverse. Congrats @StephenAmell & the @CW_Arrow family on an incredible accomplishment & the opportunity to finish the journey the way it deserves. So keep watching-we are going to kick ass ‘til the bitter end.💚🏹🖤

    Twitter: @Kat_McNamara / Via Twitter: @Kat_McNamara

    And, current showrunner, Beth Schwartz, gave a shoutout to all the people she has met while working on the show:

    Can’t express what these past seven years have meant to me... so grateful for this insane journey and for the amazing people I’ve met along the way. Thank you to the best writers, cast, crew and to all the fans.

    Twitter: @SchwartzApprovd / Via Twitter: @SchwartzApprovd

    Thanks for an amazing eight seasons, Arrow! We can't wait to see how it all ends.