After eight seasons, "The Vampire Diaries" is in its final season. Although there are numerous theories on how the series should end, the actors expressed that their ideal happy ending for the vampire saga is for Stefan and Damon to die. Many fans are still hoping that the series will be extended hopefully by Netflix since the platform seems to be scouting for more shows to add to its roster.
"The Vampire Diaries" Final Season
With the series coming to a close, fans are curious on how the showrunners are planning to end the series. In an interview with ET, "The Vampire Diaries" creator Julie Plec expressed that anything can happen during this season. She added that the writers are allowed to do what they want.
In the interview, Plec mentioned a controversial statement that might be a hint on how TVD will end. According to her, "sometimes closure means death and tragedy and sad endings." She added that this kind of endings can be as powerful as happy endings and that "The Vampire Diaries" season 8 will have a little of both.
In another report, cast members were asked about the kind of end that they imagine for their character. Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) expressed that they want their characters to turn into dust. Somerhalder explained that this is the best ending since this means that the brothers would "no longer cause any more harm to anyone."
Possible Netflix Pick Up
Given the number of fans who love "The Vampire Diaries," the show could have a future with Netflix. There has been no confirmation or announcement from the platform that they plan to pick up TVD for another season but the series has a huge fanbase, making it a worthwhile investment.
Plec has been coy in sharing details of the ending and she hinted that it can be bittersweet. Nevertheless, there's always a possibility that the series finale will be open-ended which could make it easier to have a TVD reunion in another network. If TVD will end with just eight seasons, fans could still see their favorite stars since there's bound to be a crossover with the "The Vampire Diaries" spinoff, "The Originals."
"The Vampire Diaries" season 8 airs every Friday on the CW at 8/7c.