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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Has Been Staked: Season Eight Confirmed As The Last

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It’s been on the mind of fans for a while now, but we finally have confirmation that season eight is the end.

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The emotional announcement was made at San Diego Comic Con by executive producer Julie Plec, who said:

“We all have discussed it and made the decision that this it. This is going to be the final season of The Vampire Diaries…it’s bittersweet and emotional”

The cast and producers released a video to say “thank you and goodbye” to the show’s fans; many of whom have been watching since the show first aired in 2009.

In a statement, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley both reflected on their experiences and thanked the fans:

“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.” said Somerhalder

“I’m beyond fortunate for the experiences I’ve had and lessons I’ve learned over the last seven years. I want to thank Kevin and Julie, as well as Peter Roth and Warner Bros., Mark Pedowitz and The CW, our incredible cast and crew, and especially the TVD fans all around the world who are the reason this show became such a worldwide success. I am beyond grateful to have been a part of it.” said Wesley

Live from Damon Salvatore's car on the set 7:55 PM EST

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Another video was also released paying homage to some of the previous villains, while teasing the villain of season eight. Executive Producer Kevin Williamson described the villain as the “ultimate evil” and “a little cherry on top of the entire mythology of Mystic Falls,”.

With only 16 episodes remaining of The Vampire Diaries, it’ll be interesting to see how the show finally finishes.

The Vampire Diaries returns on October 21st and is likely to air in Australia soon after.