The Vampire Diaries to end with season 8: Ian Somerhalder

Los Angeles, April 11 (IANS) Actor Ian Somerhalder says the upcoming eighth season of supernatural drama TV series “The Vampire Diaries” will be its last.

Somerhalder, who plays the role of Damon Salvatore in the show, announced the news at WalkerStalkerCon in Nashville on Sunday, telling fans that it will end after the next season, reports

“We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice,” Somerhalder said.

“The Vampire Diaries” is about to wrap up its seventh season, with the finale to air on May 13.

Somerhalder’s announcement comes just days after series star Kat Graham revealed that season eight would be her last.

“Season eight will be my last season. 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,” Graham had said earlier.

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