The eighth season of "The Vampire Diaries" will be the supernatural series' final entry.
The cast and crew of the CW show announced Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con International that the forthcoming season will be its last.
"The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Julie Plec called the ending "bittersweet and emotional."
"We're all going to be crying in a minute," Plec said. "It's been a beautiful run."
Plec was joined at the pop-culture convention by executive producer Kevin Williamson and cast members Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig, Matt Davis and Michael Malarkey.