After seven successful seasons of blood, guts and love triangles, the longtime running CW show The Vampire Diaries (TVD), is coming to an end for its eighth final season. The hit 2009 show debuted stars like Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, who were known only for small roles in underrated teen series. They then had their careers take off after gaining millions of TVD fans.
The Vampire Diaries, based on the beloved L.J Smith novels, tells a supernatural tale of Elena Gilbert (Dobrev) who learns about the existence of vampires after the death of her parents. While entering into the deepest trenches of danger, Elena receives help from Stefan (Wesley) and Damon (Somerhalder), two vampire brothers. Their trio ignites a long lasting love triangle that has infatuated not only lifetime fans but also garnered longtime fame.
During this year’s Comic-Con, TVD producers and creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, announced along with the whole entire TVD cast, that this 2017 season will be there last. Along with the news, the TVD team released a tearful worthy farewell trailer. The trailer featured Wesley and Somerhalder commenting about their time on the show and how much TVD has changed their lives.
Kevin Williamson, executive producer and co-creator, gave a powerful speech about how the show originated from his personal grief. He commented that during this dark time, he decided to read L.J Smith’s Vampire Diaries novels and decided along with his partner executive, Julie Plec, that it was a great story to turn into an exciting TV show. Julie Plec is not only the co-creator and executive producer of TVD, but she is also the co-founder of the TVD spinoff series, The Originals. She commented that her time with TVD has created not only lifelong friends but also family members.
The President of CW Network, Mark Pedowitz, also gave a caring statement to the TVD team, saying that the show meant so much to the CW production company and to all TVD fans from all over the world. He also commented that he is a huge fan of TVD himself and is sad to see it go. He was especially proud to know that the show’s original creators Plec and Williamson will get the chance to end their story the way they envisioned.
Julie Plec promises TVD’s last season will be an enjoyable ride for the fans. The Vampire Diaries premieres on October 21st and will have a sixteen-episode season.