Paul Blackthorne set to exit Arrow with season six finale

The CW's veteran superhero series is losing another one of it's long-time series regulars ahead of season seven.

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Change is the name of the game in life, especially for the lives of superheroes. After recently losing original series Willa Holland, Thea Queen, The CW’s Arrow is getting ready to say goodbye to another character that has been there since the very beginning.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Blackthorne, who has played Detective/Captain/Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance since the pilot, is officially calling it quits and departing the series with the upcoming sixth season finale. Arrow has been renewed for a seventh season, one that Blackthorne will not be part of.

With all the deaths and these departures, Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen/Green Arrow and David Ramsey’s John Diggle/Spartan are the only remaining series regulars from the pilot episode.

Holland and Blackthorne are just two of the names associated with the series that won’t be around past this season. Former executive producer Andrew Kreisberg was fired earlier this year after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and in April co-showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle were announced as exited the series at the end of the season with producer & writer Beth Schwartz taking over as showrunner.

While it doesn’t balance all the departures, the series is set to bring back Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper/Arsenal as a series regular again in season seven.

Arrow season six wraps up on May 17.




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