So Sad... Ian Somerhalder Says 'The Vampire Diaries' Will End After Season 8
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After his co-star Katerina Graham revealed that season 8 would be her last, the Damon Salvatore depicter says, 'We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.'

AceShowbiz - %cKaterina Graham% is apparently not the only "The Vampire Diaries" star who is leaving the show after season 8. According to %cIan Somerhalder%, the upcoming installment of The CW's series will be the last for him, too.

In fact, the actor said the show would wrap up after season 8. "We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice," he said at Walker Stalker Con in Nashville on Sunday, April 10 as posted on the convention's official Twitter account.

He also said of the series' impending end, "My role is shifting in the show and we have a lot to do, basically."

Katerina Graham, who plays Bonnie Bennett since the first season, previously said that the show's season 8 would be the last for her. "I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me. If the crew can come with me, then we'll be good. The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family," she told Us Weekly.

Admitting that it would be tough to say goodbye to the show, she added, "But you know what, another season is a whole other year, and we're going to blow it out."

Nothing is official yet though since The CW has not made a decision about the show's future beyond the upcoming eighth season.

The supernatural drama, which is currently in its seventh season, airs Fridays at 8 P.M. ET.

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