It’s time to say goodbye.
And that’s not easy for us to say. It was announced at San Diego Comic Con that the 8th season of The Vampire Diaries will be it’s last.
“It’s so rare for a show to get to last this long, and what a privilege that Mark Pedowitz and Peter Roth have allowed us to choose the time to end the journey on our own creative terms,” said Julie Plec. “It’s been eight of the best years of my life. I will miss it terribly, but I’m so proud to be here to see it to its proper end.”
This goodbye video brought all the tears.
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES has meant so much to so many fans around the world, and has meant so much to all of us at The CW,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “I am a huge fan of the show myself, and I’ve seen every episode. So I am very happy that we can give Julie and Kevin the chance to finish their story the way they have envisioned, and to give viewers a fantastic conclusion to eight spectacular seasons.”
“The sun, the moon and stars aligned for me one day in March when I got the official call that I had been cast in this very special role as Damon Salvatore,” said star Ian Somerhalder. “I’m so very grateful to those who fought for me to have this opportunity (you know who you are), for those that have worked so hard to make this show happen, and to those that have loyally watched it, making it part of their lives. This show has enriched my life greater than anything I’ve done in my career and it will live in my heart. We are a family and I will miss you. Thank you again to this amazing cast and crew, Kevin, Julie, Warner Bros., The CW and the most loyal fan base the world has ever seen. Wow, what a ride.”
The eighth and final 16-episode season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES will premiere Friday, October 21 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).