Actor Emily Bett Rickards who is most popularly known for her role in CW’s Arrow as Felicity Smoak has confirmed that this is going to be her last season on the show as she is quitting the after Season 7.
Rickards broke the news in an Instagram post and on Twitter on March 30th where she thanked all of her fans and co-stars for showing her all the love and supports throughout the journey that she had been part of since last 7 years.
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❤️????? The time has come to talk of many memes. Of bows and arrows and superheroes and Olicity and Queens And why TGA is so damn hot And yes, canaries need more scenes… But wait just one minute before we go and do all of that For this makes me out of breath To have this not small chat Felicity and I are a very tight two But after one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you I thank you all for the time we’ve shared The elevators we have climbed The monsters we have faced and scared And The burgers we have dined I will keep her in my heart for always And I hope that you can too Because she would not be alive if it weren’t for all of you ? Love, Felicity and Me
The time has come to talk of many memes. Of bows and arrows and superheroes and Olicity and Queens
And why TGA is so damn hot
And yes, canaries need more scenes…
But wait just… https://t.co/V8gNNSvkc6
— Emily Bett Rickards (@EmilyBett) March 30, 2019
Rickards was introduced to the show in the second season of Arrow in 2012 and since then she had been a prominent part of the cast where she plays the character of Felicity Smoak, wife of Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow and act as his helping hand, guiding him throughout his adventures.
Although the season 8 of Arrow has been announced which will reportedly be the last season of the show Rickards won’t be part of it. She has revealed the reason for her quitting the show even though this is going to be the last and likely be the most important season for the show as this Season will conclude the story of Oliver Queen.
Series’ Producer Marc Guggenheim also confirmed this news and said his farewell to Rickards in a twitter post.
Two can play at this game… pic.twitter.com/DIBLZsZUX8
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) March 31, 2019
The Season 8 of Arrow has been confirmed but unfortunately it was confirmed by Variety that this is going to be the last season and will consist of only 10 episodes unlike previous season’s 22-23 episodes.