Thirty-seven-year-old actor Ian Somerhalder, who has played Damon Salvatore on “The Vampire Diaries” for the past six years, recently revealed his days as an eternal 25-year-old are numbered.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Somerhalder was talking to fans at WalkerStalkerCon in Nashville about the show’s upcoming season and said, “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.”
Last month, the CW renewed the show for an eighth season.
Star Nina Dobrev departed the show after the sixth season, but the series has managed to keep moving forward by focusing the storyline on brothers Damon and Stefan (Paul Wesley).
Though a spokesperson for The CW told THR that “no decision has been made when it comes to the future of the show,” female lead Kat Graham (Bonnie) also recently announced she would leave the show after season eight.
Losing two more of the show’s main characters seems like the final nail in the coffin for the CW show.