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The Flash Star Grant Gustin Reacts to Arrow Ending

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Following the announcement that The CW's Arrow will end following its upcoming eighth season, Grant Gustin -- star of The Flash -- revealed his thoughts on the news.

Gustin posted two pictures on Instagram. One was of a 2014 edition of TV Guide promoting both of the DC television shows, and the other showed him talking with Arrow star Stephen Amell. These images were accompanied by a heartfelt message from Gustin.

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It kinda just hit me this morning that Arrow will be leaving us next year. Ever since I started doing this, it’s always been “Flash & Arrow” (or really this should of said “Arrow & Flash” on it’s cover....right, Stephen?)We don’t get to see a lot of each other, because we both work very similar schedules, on different shows, for 9 1/2 months out of the year. But when we’re brought together for those grueling crossover episodes, it always results in something pretty special. And not JUST a special kind of hell. It’s just absolutely bananas to stand around with that many people in super suits, and get paid to play make believe on tv. It’s something that wouldn’t happen year after year if it weren’t for the groundwork that Arrow, Stephen and the whole cast and crew laid for us. Not just that, but Stephen has always brought a different kind of passion to his show and the whole Arrowverse. It’s always been clear to me how much it means to Stephen to have the privilege of getting to go on this journey as Oliver Queen. And how much care he’s always put towards it. I will never forget ohh soo many memories we shared together during our hundreds, if not thousands of hours of crossover filming. Thank you to everyone who was a part of making Arrow for letting me come on this journey with you all. Congratulations on a badass show that will live on forever. I’ll never forget binge watching season one and being scared shitless my first day on set, seeing you all in person. Stephen, you’re a legend. Maybe this means we can hang out more?

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"It kinda just hit me this morning that Arrow will be leaving us next year," Gustin wrote. "Ever since I started doing this, it's always been 'Flash & Arrow' (or really this should have said "Arrow & Flash" on its cover... right, Stephen?) We don't get to see a lot of each other, because we both work very similar schedules, on different shows, for 9 1/2 months out of the year. But when we're brought together for those grueling crossover episodes, it always results in something pretty special. And not just a special kind of hell."

"It's just absolutely bananas to stand around with that many people in super suits, and get paid to play make believe on TV," he continued. "It's something that wouldn't happen year after year if it weren't for the groundwork that Arrow, Stephen and the whole cast and crew laid for us. Not just that, but Stephen has always brought a different kind of passion to his show and the whole Arrowverse. It's always been clear to me how much it means to Stephen to have the privilege of getting to go on this journey as Oliver Queen. And how much care he's always put towards it."

"I will never forget the oh so many memories we shared together during our hundreds, if not thousands of hours of crossover filming," Gustin shared. "Thank you to everyone who was a part of making Arrow for letting me come on this journey with you all. Congratulations on a badass show that will live on forever. I'll never forget binge watching Season 1 and being scared shitless my first day on set, seeing you all in person. Stephen, you're a legend. Maybe this means we can hang out more?"

Of course, Gustin got his start as Barry Allen all the way back in Season 2 of Arrow in late 2013. He became the Fastest Man Alive for his solo Flash series one year later. Fast forward to this year, and The Flash is currently in the midst of its fifth season and Arrow its seventh.

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Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Kirk Acevedo as Diaz and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren.

Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

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