Oh no! “The Vampire Diaries” heartthrob Ian Somerhalder (who plays Damon Salvatore) told reporters that season 8 will the drama’s last at the Walker Stalker Con in Nashville yesterday (10th April).
According the convention’s official Twitter account, Ian said, “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.”
Other than the fact that there will be an 8th season, CW network has not made any official statements about ending the drama series.
According to E! News, Julie Plec, co-creator of the “The Vampire Diaries”, said that the series will most likely end if Ian leaves back in January.
“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (who plays Stefan Salvatore). And I mean that in a really good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story. When they are ready to be done telling the story, I will put my pencil down and say that I’m done too.”
Ian’s comments were made a few days after actress Kat Graham (who plays Bonnie Bennett) stated that season 8 will also be her last.
“But you know what? Another season is a whole other year, and we’re going to blow it out. “I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me. The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family,” said Kat to US Weekly.
Although things don’t look good for the popular series with 2 of its main leads leaving, there’s always a silver lining to everything. An exclusive source revealed to HollywoodLife.com that Nina Dobrev (who plays Elena Gilbert) will make her return for the show’s finale!
“When the show ends, Nina will be a part of it some way shape or form,” said the source.
“The Vampire Diaries” is a supernatural drama based on the novel series by L.J. Smith.
The 7th season of the series will end on 13th May and the date for the next season has yet to be announced. If season 8 is the last, let’s hope for it to be the best season they’ve ever made!