A few weeks after The Vampire Diarieswas renewed, star Ian Somerhalder hinted that the upcoming eighth season may be its last.
"Can you believe this sh--? F---ing seven years! Isn't that crazy?" Somerhalder told TVGuide.com. "We have another year now... [This morning] I just thought, 'Wow, man. You just navigated seven years, 154 episodes of television.' And by the time it's done, it's going to be 176 episodes, by this time next year."
When asked point-blank if Season 8 would be the end for The Vampire Diaries, which already said goodbye to star Nina Dobrev last year, Somerhalder said he didn't know for sure. Either way, the actor said he views the upcoming season as an important opportunity for the show to recapture its former glory.