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The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham: 'Season 8 Will Be My Last Season'

If The Vampire Diaries continues beyond its upcoming eighth season, it may have to do so without the help of its Head Witch in Charge.

“Season 8 will be my last season,” Kat Graham — who has portrayed Bonnie Bennett since the CW series premiered in 2009 — tells Us Weekly, adding, “I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me. … The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family.”

The Vampire Diaries was part of The CW’s mass renewal last month, which also counted TVD spinoff The Originals among its 11 pick-ups. Graham promises the show’s eighth season — which very well could be its last, anyway — will be one for the history books.

“Another season is a whole other year,” she says, “and we’re going to blow it out.”

TVLine has reached out to The CW for comment. In the meantime, drop a comment with your thoughts below: Would you miss Bonnie on TVD? Do you think the series should continue beyond Season 8?