Ian Somerhalder who plays Damon Salvatore, made an announcement at Walker Stalker Con 2016 that he will be leaving The Vampire Diaries after season 8.
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Somerhalder will not be the only actor leaving the show. His co-star Kat Graham who plays Bonnie Bennett, announced that she will leave the show as well.
The Vampire Diaries is one of the most famous CW shows and for the first time it has an uncertain future. The CW renewed the series for season 8, but the ratings of the show are low. After Nina Dobrev’s departure at the end of 6th season, the show focused on the Salvatore brothers. But will the show be able to survive after the departure of two more actors?