The Vampire Diaries to End After Season 8
After gracing our television screens since 2009, Ian Somerhalder has revealed at the Walker Stalker Con that the Vampire Diaries will end with season eight, concluding in 2017. Somerhalder said “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.” There has been no official announcement yet, but after Nina Dobrev left the show in May of 2015, the show has seemed lost and the current storyline hasn’t allowed it to really extend much further than another season. This current season has become much darker and more macabre than previous seasons. It has lost that spark of love and warmth that balanced the violence and hatred.
This comes not long after Kat Graham revealed her intentions to leave the show after season 8. This may have prompted the end of the show, since rarely can a show survive the departure of two main cast members. Kat has also been working on her budding music career. In June of 2013, Graham released the single premiere of “Power” at Billboard.com. It is said to be the lead single from her debut album. Paul Wesley has been venturing out and working on films, acting in smaller indie movies and keeping himself busy. Ian Somerhalder, married to Nikki Reed, has been working tirelessly on his Ian Somerhalder Foundation and working to save the environment and animals. Candice Accola / King is busy with her newborn baby girl, Florence May, It seems that the cast of the Vampire Diaries has been reaching out and embracing other paths for their careers. I hope they end the season and the series on a high note. If this story is true, I will be happy to cover the very last San Diego Comic Con panel this year for The Vampire Diaries.
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