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Will Next Season Be the Last for Long-Running Drama Series?

Apr 11, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A drama series that has become a fixture of the lineup for its broadcast network during its seven-season run may be wrapping it up after season eight. E! News reports that one of the stars of the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” suggested over the weekend that the end is coming.

Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore on the series, is quoted during an appearance at Nashville’s Walker Stalker Con saying: “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.” The report cites the convention’s official Twitter account.

“These comments come just a week after Kat Graham told US Weekly that she will be leaving the show after season eight,” the report notes, quoting Graham saying: “Season eight will be my last season. But you know what? Another season is a whole other year, and we’re going to blow it out.”

Season seven is currently airing, with the season finale due May 13. Season eight is expected to launch this fall.

Any plans beyond season eight remain unofficial at this point.

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