At Comic-Con today, the cast and producers of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES took to the stage to announce that season 8 will be the final season of the show. Julie Plec said that they have an ending planned for the series and they’re happy to go out on their own terms.
Warner Bros. aired a video of the cast, along with executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, talking about what the show has meant to them and all of the wonderful fan experiences they’ve had.
“It’s so rare for a show to get to last this long, and what a privilege that Mark Pedowitz and Peter Roth have allowed us to choose the time to end the journey on our own creative terms,” said Plec. “It’s been eight of the best years of my life. I will miss it terribly, but I’m so proud to be here to see it to its proper end.”
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES has meant so much to so many fans around the world, and has meant so much to all of us at The CW,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “I am a huge fan of the show myself, and I’ve seen every episode. So I am very happy that we can give Julie and Kevin the chance to finish their story the way they have envisioned, and to give viewers a fantastic conclusion to eight spectacular seasons.”
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES will begin its final season on Friday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.