Vampire Diaries fans are gonna have a hard time digesting this news.
Series star Ian Somerhalder revealed during an appearance on April 10 that the beloved CW drama will come to an end after Season 8, which will premiere in the fall.
“We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice,” the 37-year-old, who plays Damon Salvatore, told fans at Nashville’s WalkerStalkerCon.
Ian and Paul Wesley on The Vampire Diaries.
The news comes after Ian’s costar Kat Graham shared that she’ll also be leaving. “Season 8 will be my last season,” she told Us Weekly. “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.”
The CW has yet to confirm Ian’s announcement, but following Nina Dobrev‘s departure in Season 6, fans were skeptical about how the story would continue, convincing many that the end was near.
At least we’ll still have The Originals!