With the season 2 premiere airing Saturday, Oliver Queen has decided to retire from the HBO drama series.
“We’re all exhausted,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’ve got our jobs and we’ve got the things we love, so we’re just gonna go on with our lives.”
Oliva was created by Damon Lindelof and written by Marc Guggenheim.
It is set in the fictional city of Chicago where Oliver and his family have a very complicated relationship.
“I have never been a huge fan of ‘Oliver,’ so I was thrilled to see him return to the series,” Guggeheim said.
“I was hoping for something with more drama, and I think that’s what ‘Olivia’ is.”
Guggenheimer said the actor’s return to television was a natural progression for the show.
“He’s got the charisma and the heart, but he’s also got a sense of humor and he’s got a great sense of empathy,” Gogginheim said, “so I think the fans will get to see Oliver’s side of his character, which is the way I’ve always liked him.”
Oliva” will return in 2019 with an 8-episode season.
Oliva is repped by WME.