'Arrow' Wraps Final Season — See How the Cast Said Goodbye (PHOTOS)
"Sincere and humble thanks to
@SchwartzApprovd and @MericlesHappen for carrying the torch," Marc Guggenheim wrote alongside this photo of the empty bunker set.
Guggenheim shared this letter on the last day of filming.
"Where would 'Rene' be with out this team? Nowhere. Where would 'Rene' be if there was no 'Oliver'? Nowhere. Where would this show be without @stephenamell? Nowhere," Rick Gonzalez wrote in a lengthy farewell.
"You worked your butt off to make this show successful. That is a great representation of leadership," he wrote to Amell. "When I showed up in season 5 you still put in hard work to make this show strong. And you did it smoothly. You set a blueprint. Thank you for embracing me into this world. Congratulations."
In addition to reflecting on joining the series, the actor also shared goodbye messages to the rest of the cast: "Ran into @davidpaulramsey in Miami for @americanblackfilmfestival and he introduced himself to me and said he looked forward to working with me. Fast forward 3 years later and David is like a big brother to me. Love you bro, you gracefully give to others. It's beautiful to see. Thank you for being an anchor wherever you are. @julianaharkavy you showed up halfway through the season of 5. Immediately I inherited a sister who wanted to comfort all of us. Continue to be the 'mom' we all need on set. So grateful to this cast and crew for embracing me half way through this journey. @echokells your so darn funny and talented I hope we can continue to work together! ... @katiecassidy you always displayed an undeniable spark with #TheBlackCanary and #TheBlackSiren. And whenever we're at work you were always sweet and kind. @emilybett it's nearly impossible to not laugh with you. I was always in awe of your ability to bring #Felicity to life with such fluidity. Thank you for always being a caring actor and peer."
Juliana Harkavy shared this photo from the day she got the role of Dinah Drake during Season 5. "I took this picture because I wanted to remember the feeling I had in that moment. The overwhelming excitement. The immense gratitude," she wrote.
"I didn’t know the greatest gift was waiting on the other side of the border. My cast. Who would welcome me with open arms and become my greatest source of strength. My soulmates. My family. And Stephen, our gracious and unwavering leader, to whom I am eternally grateful," she continued.
"Because of #Arrow, I have been changed, for good," she concluded. "Thank you, thank you, thank you."
"When I began this job I was poised and ready, excited to jump in and take on a legacy of being Olicity's kid — to create such a rich conflicted character based on a beloved relationship built by two brilliant actors for whom I have so much respect," Katherine McNamara wrote alongside this photo. "What I found was a family who welcomed me in — cast, crew, and creatives who joined and supported my enthusiasm in bringing Mia Smoak-Queen to life. I have nothing but love and gratitude to the entire Arrow family and the fandom for making this such a wonderful chapter of my career and of my life. No matter what the future holds, long live Star City."
"Our last day of filming #Arrow & here we are @willaholland the #OG's," Katie Cassidy wrote. "I adore you little lady!"
Colton Haynes shared a series of photos of the cast over the years in his farewell message to the series.
"Today is the last day on Arrow. The last day I will get to go to work with these beautiful humans on a show that gave me so much," he wrote. "These ppl were with me through all the good & sad times & helped me through more than I can ever repay them for. Thank you @gberlanti for bringing me on this wonderful journey & to all the incredible writers, producers, cast, crew, & FANS for being so incredible all these yrs."
Cassidy shared this photo of the present and future teams from the bunker set.
"#ARROW my fam bam! The amount of love and respect I have for this brilliant cast is insane. I couldn't imagine the long nights with anyone else," she wrote. "I can't believe it's coming to the end. You all have inspired me in so many ways and I'm blessed to have been apart of this incredible journey. Thank you all for being you. I love you dearly!"
Colin Donnell reflected on his audition, meeting Amell, and "our first day of shooting spent laying on a wet pallet and not wanting it to end."
"I'm proud to have been a part of it over the last 8 seasons but here's what’s even more wonderful; I have always said that as I move from job to job I'm lucky if I get to keep ONE good friend after I move on," he continued. "With Arrow I've kept more than I thought possible. People who whether I see them once a year or talk to them once a week we pick up right where we left off. That's my greatest takeaway from my time on Arrow these last 8 seasons."
"None of that would have been possible without our creators, our writers & directors, the CW, this cast, this crew as lastly YOU the fans," he added. "You're the biggest reason this show became what it is. Thanks for all the memories and for all the fun and to all of my #Arrow family, especially @StephenAmell, Congratulations on a most amazing run."
"During my last week on Arrow, a lot of things fill my mind... but mostly family," David Ramsey wrote in the caption of this photo of the cast and crew.
Stephen Amell shared this photo of himself in the Arrow suit with the caption "one last time" during filming of the series finale.
And with that, Arrow has finished filming.
The cast wrapped its final episode Wednesday, and they and the show's producers and stars took to social media to pay tribute to the one that started it all for the Arrowverse on The CW.
"Words can't even begin to express what Arrow has meant to me. Best 8 years of my life," Stephen Amell wrote on Twitter. "The cast and crew of the show have become my family. I'm going to miss them. I'm wrapped."
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In honor of the occasion and her last trip to Vancouver (where the series is filmed), showrunner Beth Schwartz reflected on her first time on set for Season 1 Episode 15. "I was the first writer to be on set," she wrote on Twitter. "I didn't realize then that going to Vancouver would become the norm over the next 8 years. That I would meet amazing people and work with incredible talent. I will miss my trips to Vancouver but will be forever grateful for this crazy and wonderful ride."
Click through the gallery above for the photos and messages the cast and producers shared on social media as they wrapped filming. The series finale will air Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
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