“Arrow” is coming to an end. Star Stephen Amell announced that the CW drama will finish its run next fall.

The actor, who has played Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow since the TV show debuted in 2012, took to Twitter to reveal the news to fans. “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life... but you can’t be a vigilante forever,” he wrote.

He added that “Arrow” will not end with its current season, which will wrap up in the spring. However, next season will be the final run, and it’ll only be 10 episodes. That’s down from the usual 22 or so.

The actor also thanked his fans for their support.

“Arrow” served as a launching pad for other franchises. “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” all take place in the same universe, often called the Arrowverse. It isn’t clear yet if Amell will continue to appear on the sister shows as The Green Arrow after “Arrow” ends.

The departure of “Arrow” will leave room for more DC Comics TV adaptations. In addition to the Arrowverse, “Black Lightning” also comes from DC Entertainment. If the network picks up “Batgirl,” starring Ruby Rose, there will be yet another superhero on the CW.

The cast likely has a few things they want to see their characters do before “Arrow” ends next fall. When International Business Times asked actress Emily Bett Rickards if she has a wish list, she revealed that she’d like to see Felicity in a superhero suit.

“I would like to see her suit up. I really would,” she admitted last fall. “I don’t think she needs like a mask and a cape or that sort of thing, but I think that because she’s sort of been in this world for so long, it’s not like she hasn’t been learning self-defense and that’s certainly — I think she’ll always be sort of uncoordinated — I just think that’s not too far out there for her.”

“Arrow” Season 7 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. The final season will start in the fall.

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"Arrow" will end with Season 8. Jack Rowand/The CW