Stephen Amell Reveals His Arrow Contract Runs Through 2019, Debunks Rumors He's Leaving Series


On Thursday, Stephen Amell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) took part in a question-and-answer session with his fans and addressed "rumors" that he's leaving his superhero television series.

"Facebook... I keep reading that I'm leaving Arrow. I'm not," Amell assured. "I have a contract that runs through 2019. At least. Now... That doesn't mean Arrow will run that long, but if it does... I'll be here."

Amell leaving Arrow was never really a rumor. In the past five days two websites, Inquisitr and Movie Pilot, ran articles with these headlines: "Arrow Star Stephen Amell Leaving After Season 5 To Join Supernatural?" and "Will Stephen Amell leave Arrow after season 5?" respectively. Both articles were merely speculation pieces, nothing more. But because so many people react to headlines nowadays without actually reading the articles, it became a rumor.

Amell also addressed speculation that he could appear on Supernatural. "If they asked me, sure? If I was available, sure," he said. "Have they asked me? No. Would I be available? No."

Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk's (guest star Neal McDonough) last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.


Arrow returns Wednesday, January 20 at 8/7c!