Time to say farewell to Mystic Falls.
It was announced at Comic-Con yesterday, that The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, headlined by Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, will end after its upcoming eighth season. The news was confirmed after, earlier this year, stars Somerhalder and Kat Graham had all but confirmed as much, only to backpedal the news, in his case.
The announcement came after the show’s first full season sans OG star Nina Dobrev, whose absence was deeply during the seventh year of the show. Like, I actually stopped watching sometime before the halfway point, for realsies.
Kevin Williamson, the multi-hyphenate who masterminded the show with showrunner Julie Plec, will return as a writer for Season 8, which will consist of 16 episodes instead of the traditional 22. The final season of The Vampire Diaries is set to premiere on Oct. 21.
No word on whether Elena, the ingenue-turned-vampire character that Dobrev played, will wake up from her spell, for it undoubtedly would mean that Bonnie, the witch portrayed by Graham would have to die. (Good thing I do still remember my Vampire Diaries lore, huh.)