After its upcoming eighth season, The Vampire Diaries shall be no more. The decision was announced Saturday during The CW drama’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con; as you can imagine, the thousands of fans in attendance were not pleased.
The CW show will return for a seventh season, but it’s star, Nina Dobrev, won’t be. Co-star Michael Trevino will likely follow.
As it has done in the past couple of years, the CW has given early renewals to its strongest series. The list includes flagship dramas The Vampire Diaries and Arrow, formidable veteran Supernatural and freshmen The Originals and Reign.