Back in 2005 a young adult novel called Twilight took the concept of the brooding vampire and turned him into a teen heartthrob, thus reinvigorating the very concept of vampires and leading to the sexy vampire craze. Following hot-on-the-heels of this craze was The CW’s own teen vampire drama, The Vampire Diaries, finding itself telling a bit more of a grounded love story that has kept fans of the series rapt with attention.
The upcoming season, though, will unfortunately be the last, TVLine reports. Starting in October will be the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries, which will have to wrap up the story of both the dead and undead inhabitants of Mystic Falls, Virginia, including the heartthrob Salvatore brothers. Elena Gilbert might not be a part of the show anymore, but executive producer Julie Plec is hoping for a return for the show’s send-off.
“It’s what she and I kind of agreed on when she decided to move on, and it’s what I’ve got in my head,” Plec explained. “Obviously things can change throughout time, if the show goes on longer than we expect it to, or if we all collectively decide it would be fun to bring her back earlier, and she wanted to. … I’m sticking with my side of the plan, which is to bring her back at the very end.”
The final season of The Vampire Diaries starts on Friday, October 21st and will undoubtedly do its best to wrap-up the show’s ongoing stories and give all of its characters a fond farewell.