Is the CW putting a stake into Vampire Diaries? We’re hearing that no decision has been made by the network, but according to two of the long-running show’s stars, the upcoming eighth season may indeed be the last one.
Appearing today at the WalkerStalkerCon fan convention in Nashville, star Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore, told fans in attendance that the show is officially moving toward a finale. “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice,” he said. His comments follow those of co-star Kat Graham (who plays Bonnie Bennett) who said on Thursday that regardless of the show’s future, “Season 8 will be my last season.”
“I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me.” she said at the time. “The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family.”
Vampire Diaries was among the huge slate of renewals the CW announced in February of its entire lineup.